Way back at the end of 2017 I set a goal to start writing for the web again. And like any yak shaving engineer is wont to do, that meant I’d need to rebuild my website first.
Rebuild my website. I haven't touched my personal website since I started at Starbucks almost 5 years ago. Now that I don't code as part of my day-to-day I want to make better use of my personal playground. 4/ #Goals2018 #newwwyear— David Brunelle (@davidbrunelle) December 27, 2017
Shortly after setting that goal, I was promoted. Adjusting to my new role and learning about the teams I’d be leading took the majority of my time. My plans of working on the site took a back seat. As matter of fact, I’ve probably written fewer than 100 lines of code since the start of 2018. Until this weekend…
- Got Gatsby running using the gatsby-starter-blog starter
- Updated components, css, etc… to match the look and feel of my old site
- Got the basic version of the site deployed to Netlify
- Setup Netlify CMS for the fun of it
- Posted this!
And it’s fun to have a 100 lighthouse score!
I’m excited to start writing some longer-form content now that I’ve got this part done. If you’re interested in reading more than what I post on LinkedIn or Twitter, now you’ll be able to. You can even use RSS.