I’ve kept a website since at least 2005, and over those years I’ve devoted considerably more time to tinkering with the tech stack than I have actually writing new content.

By my count, RossChurchley.com and its predecessors have gone through at least fifteen different major iterations across Blogger, WordPress, hand-crafted HTML, Nanoc, Middleman, Hugo, Eleventy, and Jekyll, to say nothing of my short-lived attempts to use Hexo, Next.js, Gatsby, and Vitepress, or the countless minor redesigns and feature plugins I spent time on instead of blogging.

A 4-by-4 grid of screenshots of previous versions of this website.
The sixteen faces of this site so far.

This post marks the release of the sixteenth major version of this website, built with Astro. I intend to stick with this framework for a while so I can publish all the things I’ve accumulated in my commonplace book but never got around to posting.

The new stack includes a few features that should hopefully reduce some of the barriers to writing new posts, but the most important change is a shift in the way I think about blogging. Here’s what you can expect from the new site:

I hope you enjoy the new site!