This is the first of hopefully many posts on the idea of using federated social media as a backend. Blogging is hard. Social media posting is easy. So maybe the blog can be built from the social media?
Think about it, you get so much out of the box using someone else’s site as your CMS. Lemmy takes markdown, and turns it into server-generated HTML which it serves up via RSS. It includes comments, and when Lemmy federates, those comments could come from members of any other Lemmy instance, offering users a low-overhead to commenting. Lemmy even includes image hosting!
It’s currently running in a very barebones manner at https://festive-euclid-26b79e.netlify.app/