Ok, let’s start (again!).
Long time ago, when nobody was using Facebook, I made a blog. And that was my personal WordPress instance. WordPress uses two things that you should never use: PHP and MySQL.
So not a surprise it broke. Then again. And again.
And of course always when you have something on PHP you have this.
Next attempt: Blogger. Yes, it’s still alive, but you never know:
So, what if we want to be independent but don’t want to run our instance and spend evenings updating and fixing it?
The answer is: static pages!
You don’t have to monitor for vulnerabilities when you have static content. Well, you still have to: for your webserver and server OS.
But no, you don’t have to: because it is easily possible to find some very cheap or even free hosting for static content.
You can even host your static pages on GitHub or GitLab pages.
And because this is just a static site, it’s trivial to transfer it to another hosting.
No, you don’t need to manually write all these <body><H1> these days: just use a static site generator.
So this is my (another) attempt to keep my blog running, this time using Hugo static site generator and hosting it on GitLab.
I was going to write instructions, but it is so simple that this just doesn’t make sense.