Locke Data’s great blog is Markdown-based. What this means is that all blog posts exist as Markdown files: you can see all of them here. They then get rendered to html by some sort of magic cough blogdown cough we don’t need to fully understand here. For marketing efforts, I needed a census of existing blog posts along with some precious information. Here is how I got it, in other words here is how I rectangled the website GitHub repo and live version to serve our needs.