For a while, I was thinking about fleeing Jekyll for some other static-site generator.
The main reason was that it was taking a million years1,2 for Jekyll to build my blog.
But I’ve since gotten used to the kramdown flavor of Markdown and kramdown doesn’t exist in other languages other than Ruby. In fact, most languages only support a version of CommonMark at best and having to edit out all the extensions I use (specifically footnotes, inline attribute lists, and Markdown embedded in HTML blocks) would be very daunting at this point.
The State of Markdown • 2014 Nov 30 • Phil Sturgeon