After some years of self-hosted statically-generated websites, I am back with the love of my life that is WordPress.com. Reasons are as follows:
- I deal with technical problems 8 hrs a day. I don’t want to troubleshoot CI, AWS, SSL or whatever other issues that stop my website from being successfully built or deployed in my free time.
- I cannot stress this enough but the new editor that WP 5.0 comes with is just amazing. I ❤️ it so much that I don’t want to be writing markdown anymore, even if it means I can’t compose my posts in vim. (does anyone really want to write blog posts in vim?)
- WordPress.com’s personal plan is actually amazingly good value considering what you get for the money.
- I’m not a designer, I can’t frontend well. Themes I was able to find for my static generators didn’t please me, and I want my website to look good.
So there, I’m not a hacker anymore. But hopefully I’ll become an amateurish writer again.