Keeping up with blogdown 🌟

Updated: 2018-03-06

I’ve loved blogdown πŸ“¦ for so long, that I was kind of shocked 😱 when I saw Yinui Xie’s post, Announcing blogdown: Create Websites with R Markdown, on the RStudio blog just last month!

Have people really been living without the magic ✨ of blogdown in their lives for so long?! If you are one of these people, then hopefully this post (which, yes, is really just a roundup of tweets) will inspire you to join in on the fun πŸ‘―.

blogdown: the definitive guide πŸ“—

Obviously I dig all the resources that will ensue, but I’d be remiss were I not to point out that the bookdown book, blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown by Yihui Xie, Amber Thomas, and Alison Presmanes Hill, is where it’s at πŸ™Œ.

In addition to covering the how-to from start to finish, it’s constantly being updated (last was πŸ“… 2018-02-12, as of this writing)– so, it’s a real go-to!

They’ve also added a minimal blogdown demo site, which is incredibly helpful if you’re just getting set up.

Further blogdown resources abound 😍

Building a Blog with Blogdown and GitHub by Tyler Clavelle

Making a Website Using Blogdown, Hugo, and Github pages by Amber Thomas

Up and running with blogdown by Alison Presmanes Hill

And a more recent variation on her talk:

Making Websites with R Markdown: A Sneak Peek of blogdown by Yihui Xie

Blogdown tutorials (Parts 1 - 4) by Peter Baumgartner

Building a Blogdown Site with Travis-CI by Neal Richardson

Make Your Own Blog Using R by Claudia Vitolo

Awesome blogdown: a curated list of blogs built using blogdown by Mark Sellors

Fin…for now 😬

There are a ton of blogdown resources out there, many of which I haven’t covered here (especially when it comes to moving from a specific platform to blogdown, which could be a category unto itself). As always, tweet me (@dataandme) 🐦, or comment if you have questions and/or suggestions. Perhaps a second roundup will be in store for blogdown.

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