Introducing Ploum

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I’m Ploum and I write mostly in French. I’ve opened my technical blog in 
2004, wrote the very first book about Ubuntu in 2005 and I’m currently 
publishing SF books (in French).

 From 2004 to 2008, ploum.net was self-hosted with Dotclear then I 
switched to Wordpress. Discovering Gemini in 2020, I launched a gemlog 
on gemini://rawtext.club/~ploum (in English).

I’m now in the huge process of merging my blog (nearly 800 articles and 
850k words) and my gemlog (±50 articles and 35kwords) into a minimalist 
static blog/gemlog that would be hosted on sourcehut.

Challenges are huge. I’m in the process of converting my whole Wordpress 
history into gemtext in order to have a huge gemlog then converted to 
static html. The project is here :

The test instance is seen through gemini/http://ploum.be 

As I write in both English and French, the resulting site would have to 
support both and allow readers to choose only one language. 

I’m currently trying to find a replacement for mailpoet, the 
mailing-list system linked to my wordpress blog. I have 1k+ subscribers 
to migrate to two mailing-lists (FR and EN). I’m, of course, considering 
sourcehut but I’m a bit afraid to lose many non-tech readers which may 
be afraid of the strange subscribe email. There’s also the huge problem 
that the instruction are in English and some of my French-speaking 
readers are really afraid of that language. (my blog has a vocation to 
educate about tech and I’m quite proud to have non-tech readers sending 
me feedbacks). Last but not least, I still investigating how to send 
blog posts by email so they would look good on gmail and phones 
(text-only email at 72char per lines look awful on phones, as I’ve seen 
with someone reading one of my email).

Any help is welcome, I’m glad to enter this sourcehut community 


Ploum - Lionel Dricot
Blog: https://www.ploum.net — Livres: https://ploum.net/livres
Gemini : gemini://rawtext.club/~ploum/
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