How I made my blog

When I decided to start blogging, I knew that I wanted to build the site myself. I chose to use the Gatsby framework as I had been learning JavaScript for a while and I already had a project built in React. Gatsby is an open source framework that helps you create a static website easily and quickly. The Gatsby docs have a tutorial that can get you started with a blog site within minutes. The Gatsby Starters Library has templates for e-commerce, portfolio, blog, and other sites.

Gatsby Site

To make the site, I followed this YouTube tutorial closely. The creator, Andrew Mead, has more courses on the JavaScript ecosystem on his blog. I also had a lot of fun with the whole open source ecosystem around Gatsby, including the many plugins.

Challenges ⛰️

There were many things I found difficult about the project.

Things I like ❤️

Things I want to add 🚧

There are, of course, things I want to add to or improve about the site.

I enjoyed developing with Gatsby, and I would make another site with the framework. I hope that I’ll have enough time soon to make the improvements I listed above. If you have any questions about the process, let me know on Twitter at @MollyBloom1989

Good luck with your projects!