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What Am I Thinking??

Those of you who've followed this blog for a while will know that I've been happy running it on self-hosted WordPress, and have been wary of switching to a static site generator or other alternative.

However, lately I've been looking again at the options out there, and Hugo in particular. A couple of things have prompted this re-evaluation:

I'm aware that a static site generator, by itself, won't solve all of the above. A lot of the complexity behind this site would move from my web host to my computer. Additionally, there are some things, like finding broken links and archiving posts and pages to the Internet Archive, that are currently automated for me by WordPress plugins, and I'd need to work out how to replicate those functions.

Still, it's an interesting little side-project to consider. I won't be switching over any time soon, and might decide it's not worth the hassle in the long-term. But I won't deny that the appeal of keeping my blog writing as Markdown does have a lot of appeal.

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