I use Vim for everything. It’s just who I am. I can do more in Vim in a matter of minutes than with hours in Notepad, Emacs, Textmate, etc. Not because I don’t understand them, but simply because my skills are honed to Vim and it has become second nature to me. I find myself in Gmail at times trying to save what I’d just written with
It is what inspired my switch to jekyll. After years of using Textpattern and Wordpress and writing very few posts, I realized that I was becoming frustrated with using
textarea WYSIWYG editors. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to say to the world, it was just that the sheer process of writing inside a browser made the task daunting. The problem was my editor. I finally realized that if I changed my blog software to allow me to use Vim, I’d be more motivated to write.
Combine all of that with the fact that I wanted to keep the source and content in Git and jekyll just seemed to fill the void. I also took this as an opportunity to freshen the design of my site and simplify it all.
I look forward to posting more frequently and watching the jekyll project grow.