Using Notion as a Website??

Date Created
Nov 11, 2021 01:38 AM
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Notion
Date Published
Nov 10, 2021
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I've spent far too much time trying to start, build, and perfect my portfolio for years. It seems like every year I spin up a project titles things like portfolio20 and portfolio21 and I never have felt satisfied by my own work. Deciding on a design, adding unique functionality, showoff the latest trends... Yeah - I've got a Notion page full of examples and ideas. Maybe I'll share that in the future.

Content, content, content 👑

One of my biggest hurdles has always been writing content. For whatever reason, trying to lay out content on my own portfolio always proves to be a challenge. Everyone knows that content is king. That is why, I'm focusing on content creation. I've been using Notion for some time and it hit me - why am I not using it as a stopgap and a mechanism to write more freely and easily. Not to mention, it looks badass.

It's not all flowers and roses

I don't know whether or not it can be crawled by search engines and mobile isn't very responsive (at least from a few quick tests). When the time comes, I can always export and import my blog posts. Or better yet, I can continue use Notion as a CMS with a Gatsby frontend... 🧐

Enter https://fruitionsite.com

Wow, people are brilliant. This entire experience opened my eyes up to Cloudflare workers and their applications in the modern web. I'll be doing a deeper dive on that soon enough 🙂

And there's more?

Yeah, there is... I'll be moving to this shortly.
 

An Update in 2022…

I’ve been happily using a forked version of
nextjs-notion-starter-kit
transitive-bullshitUpdated Oct 2, 2022
for a while now and I have never been happier with my personal website. I start writing ideas left and right - so much so that it may even need its own little graveyard section for the blog ideas I have and never fulfill… However, that’s really the point. Notion is such a flexible platform that I can add, remove, tag, and reorganize to my heart’s content.