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Between October 2010 and May 2018 I regularly posted to my music blog POP.md, but the Tumblr interface kept annoying me and so I stopped. Because I set myself the goal to post at least two things per day I was burned out. I never intended to fully stop, however, I could not motivate myself to move the content to another blogging system until I kind of forgot about POP.

A couple of weeks ago I thought it would be great to have a place where I can post music I like and started to create a simple static blog setup using Eleventy. I downloaded an archive of all old posts from Tumblr and wrote a script that migrated all the old posts into the new system. The import from Tumblr script is straight forward: I use the cheerio library to extract the post body from the HTML Tumblr provides and then construct the required meta data from the body.

I have already collected a couple of songs and music videos that I wanted to share while I was designing and building the site and put it live last week.

Screenshot of POP.md

For now I am going to post whenever I feel like it and I jerry-rigged a simple mobile blogging system using Drafts, Shortcuts, and Working Copy to make posting as easy as possible for me.

Good night and enjoy a bit of music.