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vega
vega
Learning Hugo, migrating Tumblr, hating it all the way. v.hierofalco.net
smokey
smokey

@vega I find those things that are just (a few steps) out of reach so frustrating, and especially the ones where one of those steps is “install an entire dev toolkit which the author believes ‘everybody’ already has, which is why the script is written in it”, because that never goes well. Unlike you, though, I tend to put the project aside for later at that point (unless I can toss together some shell scripts and/or AppleScripts myself)…kudos for perservering with the copy/paste import!

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vega
vega

@smokey I know enough CLI to not feel completely insecure in the environment, but not enough to put scripts together without explicit guidance. Hugo's own documentation is actually quite comprehensive, and even better, is explicit when it's explaining something for newbies, and when it makes assumptions about your prior knowledge. Having that newbie "in-road" really helps build confidence, and the YouTube tutorials were invaluable too! So I'm inspired to keep on working at it, because now I feel secure that I can find help in the documentation when I inevitably run into obstacles. I haven't started customizing webpage templates yet, no doubt it'll be a mix of fun and frustrating too.

Plus, manually importing my Tumblr is nostalgic -- it's nice to revisit my state of being when I made those posts! :)

smokey
smokey

@vega That sounds like really good documentation; kudos to the Hugo team. @Miraz has said good things about the video series, too, when she talked about starting her @custom tutorials microblog.

Plus, manually importing my Tumblr is nostalgic -- it's nice to revisit my state of being when I made those posts! :)

That is a plus of the manual method, for sure :-)