Over the years I’ve switched blogging platforms a dozen times or more. I enjoy tinkering, and a personal blog is a great place for doing that.
The problem is that things frequently break in the transition. I have entire swaths of images missing from 2012. Many of the older posts didn’t convert well and are filled with broken HTML.
I’ve been waffling between a statically-rendered blog using Hugo and a blog running on WordPress. The last few years it’s been back and forth, back and forth. Static, WordPress, Static, WordPress.
A static blog is fast, easy to host, portable, secure, and permanent. A WordPress blog is flexible, full-featured, and so easy to use. Which to choose!?
At some point recently I stopped worrying about it. I just started posting to whichever one I felt like at the moment. The unofficial intention was that baty.net would be for longer, text-heavy posts and jack.baty.net would be for “micro” posts, links, photos, etc. It’s sort of gone that way, but the rules are pretty loose and I haven’t been over-thinking things the way I usually to.
So right now I have two blogs and it’s fine.