So I am currently in the process of trying to get my portfolio website deployed. Boy oh boy, has this process been a lot more difficult than I thought. I have decided to use React with styled-components to get more comfortable with doing more frontend work. Last time I tried messing with React it was a pretty rough experience. Well, I suppose React wasn't the issue but I could not for whatever reason get my hands around Redux. The library was so small and in theory it made so much sense to me but then every single time I tried to implement state into my program, I was never able to walk through my program logic. But now I have discovered React Hooks and oh my gosh, I ADORE React Hooks. The context API and useEffect are fantastic. Welp, I hope to add more blog posts in the future.