The Move to a Static Blog Posted:
I have recently switched this blog from a wordpress.com hosted site based on, you guessed it, WordPress; to a self hosted static HTML site based on Nikola. I am self hosting so that I have more personal control over security, performance, and the tools used to create this blog. I basically want control over the content that I publish online, and how it gets published. I moved from WordPress to Nikola on Nginx for performance and security reasons. The wordpress.com hosted site took anywhere from 3-10 seconds to fully load given its dynamically generated content. The new site loads in less than 1 second and I host it on a... Raspberry Pi. Security wise a static blog is immune from many attack vectors like injections or cross-site-scripting. I thought to myself, do I really need so much dynamically generated content when what I really care about sharing with the world is simply static text? You know the answer.