It has been one year since my last article, and here is a quick post indicating that my blog is not down. Instead, it has a new look thanks to blogdown. Yes, pun intended. :-) blogdown, mostly written by Yihui, is an R package that can help you rapidly create a static blog or website. The package name has nothing to do with the status of a website (as in “the server is down”), but rather follows the convention of other Markdown-based packages such as rmarkdown and bookdown.