Publishing this article will be the 1000th commit to my website repository. This makes it my most-active and side project by a large margin.
I created the repo in April of 2019 as the successor to a Gatsby site that was powered by Eleventy. That version continued until the fall of 2022 when I rewrote everything in Astro. Since then I’ve logged over a third of those 1000 commits; the pace of development is going strong.
Reflecting on the last four years of development, I can say that building this site has been a valuable use of my time. Working on this site has provided opportunities to:
- practice skills
- learn new techniques, and
- explore new technologies.
Plus it’s rewarding to have created a valuable resource that helps thousands of visitors every month.
Here’s to the next 1000!