As some of you are aware, I contemplated switching to a static site yesterday. That thought has been slung from the window at a rapid rate. Here's my completely unqualified rant:
Thank you to everyone who took the time to send me their thoughts and suggestions.
@gray yes! So much yes! The simplicity of a full fat CMS is so much better than the complex nature of SSGs (in my opinion). I too think they’re massively over-engineered and I don’t have time for that, quite frankly.
Yeah, my WP instance might get popped, but that’s what backups are for...
1. When you don't pay attention, you don't pay attention there is basically no risk of someone turning your page into a spam machine just because there was a 0-day discovered in some plugin during your 6 month of more important things
2. Validation of the entire page seems simpler (to me).
Obviously there are other viable solutions for those problems.
Wordpress is trivial to configure to update automatically, and I’m not sure Ghost even has a plugin ecosystem? Anyway, like I said in my previous comment, is something was to get popped, restoration is also trivial. Plus, it’s a personal website, so no big deal anyway.
They were exactly the sort of benefits I was looking for, along-side attempting to save money. I wanted to cut down the attack surface as much as possible and just make it all simpler.
As @kev says, the practical side of it just didn't seem to play out that way.
I think my mistake in the whole thought process was wanting to re-create what I had and I wasn't willing to compromise there and take a step backwards. In turn, introducing complexity.
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