Transitioning to Blogdown

I have felt for a while that this site needs a refresh. Previously, I had built it using Jekyll on a Windows machine. I’ve found that Jekyll was a pain to use in a Windows environment and that kept me from updating this site regularly. Fortunately, a few months ago I attended a RStudio webinar given by Yihui Xie on his new blogdown package.

Welcome to the new site created in blogdown! It isn’t particularly different from the previous iteration as it uses a different implementation of the same theme from Jekyll (Hyde). Hopefully, blogdown’s integration with RStudio will mean that I am more likely to keep the site updated. And even better, the RMarkdown integration should let me post code alongside any work updates I may post in the future!