It has been three years since I created my first blog. I have experienced many difficulties, from initially using Typecho Wordpress to eventually using hexo. I have been searching for a convenient blog platform that meets my needs.
I initially used Typecho for less than a year. Although it was lightweight and had faster loading speed on a 1C1G VPS compared to Wordpress, it had fewer plugins and themes, and updates were infrequent. Eventually, when using php7.x, it started showing errors.
Then I tried Wordpress. I had previously used the hosted version, but the free version did not allow domain binding. Later, I self-hosted it for over a year. Although Wordpress is powerful, it is too bloated for a personal blog. Selecting suitable themes and plugins was a time-consuming task. Moreover, there were many attacks targeting Wordpress, making maintenance troublesome. Eventually, my website was attacked, but I had timely backups. After a period of inactivity, when I tried to restore it, the website crashed completely after Wordpress automatically updated 😂.
Finally, I tried hexo. I used it for less than six months, hosting it on my own computer. However, I found it too troublesome and only wrote two posts before abandoning it (🤣).
Later, I saw someone in a group using xLog, so I decided to give it a try. It turned out to be quite user-friendly.
I won't say any more praises, as it might sound like an advertisement
For me, this is a new beginning
after all, I even changed my domain name. Although most of the previous content was lost, I believe this is the first step towards a new start.
In the future, I will rewrite some of the tutorials I have previously posted 😁