February 15th, 2021
The time had come for me to move my blog of the basic hosted Wordpress (WP) service. Wordpress was wonderful, but I wanted to self-host, and I was hesitant to go into WP self-hosting because frankly my web administration skills aren't really good enough. PHP scares the shit out of me, and I did not want the arse-ache of keeping on top of a WP installation.
So I discovered Nikola, which this is hosted on. Nikola is a static web-page production tool which spits out a ready made web directory you can then host. It doesn't get much simpler than that. It's built on Python 3.* and is really delightful to use.
There's a really good Wordpress import tool, and my blog is largely intact, save some link niggles which I am well aware of and will get to, in good time...I haven't yet started to really mess around with it, and there's some not-quite-perfect things I want to look into (comments, mainly. I'm using Disqus for now, it served me well for a long time elsewhere and has decent social media integration.