Last go-round, I wrote a static site generator using Gulp:
In the years since I did that, I've learned a bunch more about Node.js and feel like I could rewrite the whole thing with just some simple loops and file processing. Could do some parallelism if I felt fancy. Might be nice to rig up a quick markdown editor with preview in the template to make the writing feel more deft.
I started using Wordpress over on typing.lmorchard.com but I'm not sure I'm sold on having gone back to maintaining an active software install versus a static site.
This blog is baked, not fried