For my ‘shorts’ feature, I wanted to remove some of the friction publishing multiple times a day to a Jekyll blog.
My first thought was using the Github API. This involved getting a user token, understand the API, grabbing my content, using the API, etc. Then it hit me. The tool I was using to publish the post was local only at least for now. So instead of going through all the Github API hoopla, I just write to git.
This version took all of 2 minutes to do (most of which was spent googling the -C flag).