I'm seriously considering making my current website an archive and starting all over with a static page site built with Hugo and published on GitHub Pages.
I'm /so/ tired of WordPress. It feels like such a chore to log in and do anything, so I just don't do anything.
And I do miss longer form writing, but WordPress + Twitter just feels like howling into an actively hostile space; I'd rather howl into an uncaring void.
@eilatan What about WP is a chore for you these days? Back when I was blogging more frequently (like around 2010), I really did enjoy logging into WP, copying text from whatever word processor I was using (either Word or Google Docs), finessing it in WP, adding images, and posting. What do you think would make your blogging experience better? Did WP's source code become more hostile to tinkerers?
- Every time I log on, I have to update the software.
- The block editor is a nightmare.
- I think of things I'd like to do and I end up having to find a 3rd party plugin to do it even though it seems like basic functionality--like a contact form--which adds a security vulnerability and privacy concerns. Or the plug-in isn't being updated anymore.
- It's slow.
- I've decided I don't care about SEO or engaging with hostile social media algorithms.
@eilatan Yep, those are all definitely good reasons to not like using WP. My webhost doesn't like WP much either, but currently I do not feel like learning anything new. I wish you much luck in putting together something that works better for you.
@trishalynn I've been doing some looking around for a new webhost and there are a lot that only seem to support WP. I don't mind them saying "do this stuff at your own risk" but it's an annoyance when I can't deploy a python app on my webserver bc they straight up don't support it.
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