It’s been a relief to move away from the bloat of WordPress. I decided to use Hugo and host all of the content in Github. I am even able to use Github Actions to manage the continuous integration/delivery of the source to Github Pages all entirely for free. While Github Pages, and Hugo both generate static html pages, I was able to enable comments, via utteranc.es which stores the comments in Github as issues.
The overall experience is wonderful, clean and simple. The writing experience is also very enjoyable since markdown is a lot more predictable compared to WYSIWYG editors most WordPress authors rely on.
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