Building my website with Blogdown

I used to have a website on Squarespace. It was nice, but it cost ~$90 a year, and I wasn’t really using it for much. So… enter blogdown!

blogdown is an R package that allows you to make websites using a bunch of technologies in concert. This site uses R and Markdown and R Markdown and Hugo and Netlify and Git and Github and on and on. If this seems overwhelming, don’t worry, there are plenty of resources out there to help.

When building this site, the two resources I consulted were:

It might seem complicated, but with some coffee and tenacity whole thing can be done in an afternoon!