So for years, I had a self-hosted blog, running WordPress on my Debian server at home. I still have a family-only blog running that way, but my fnord.phfactor.net was, frankly, a pain to keep running. Comment spam, exploits, maintenance, etc. I tried static sites and discovered that desktop-only authoring was a blocker.
So I’ve been quiet for a few years, with notable exceptions that I’m now also tired of maintaining. I do, however, quite like to write and share, so today I bit the bullet and paid for a personal plan here on WordPress, plus a paid theme. Let’s see how this goes; the total out of pocket for the first year was $48 for the WP and $45 for the theme; enough that it should remind me to post but not enough to annoy my spouse.
So let’s see how this goes!