I have now liberated myself away from Wordpress. Launching new site today, now. This site has substantial archetechure changes compared to the old one. Old Blog New Blog Software Wordpress Hugo Hosting Linode Amazon S3 Deployment Maintain software stack, CMS Soon to be automated Source Control None GitHub Editor Web App Any editor, just text files. Markdown format Security Self Secured (PHP based app) Static Files, protect the AWS keys, etc Time to maintain Relatively lots Relatively Zero Optimization, CDN, Speed Self optimization from single point CloudFlare fronted, AWS SLA, small files, less moving parts Why switch?