I’ve loved blogdown 📦 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 👯.
blogdown: the definitive guide 📗
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 🙌.
In addition to covering the how-to from start to finish, it’s constantly being updated (last was 📅 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.
For anyone who hasn't 👀, the blogdown demo site is a must-visit!— Mara Averick (@dataandme) February 28, 2018
👏 @xieyihui , @apreshill @ProQuesAsker
"A minimal example website using blogdown" https://t.co/vOpBKNIDfU #rstats #blogdown pic.twitter.com/v8G77elKdc
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:
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
Definitely some cool stuff up in there! 🖼 pic.twitter.com/d6ta1tk3ts— Mara Averick (@dataandme) September 25, 2017
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.