I'm really excited to announce my first Pluralsight course: Build a Better Blog with a Static Site Generator.
I haven't talked about it because I wasn't sure I'd pull it off. I'd estimate that it takes me between two and three hours of work per finished minute of video. Whew!
I'll blog more details about the course over the coming weeks, but the super short version is that you can't get a faster, more secure, and more scalable blog than with a static site generator.
With typical blog engines each page is assembled from a database entry and one or more template files for each reader unless you go to extra effort setting up a cache of some sort.
With a static site generator you render your site from simple Markdown and YAML files to a plain old HTML site. You can use Git to version and deploy that site whole cloth to your server.
I've been using the static site generator DocPad for about a year and a half at this point.
You can read more about the series of misfortunes that led me to this point:
If you have a chance, check out my course and please rate it!