I finally caved in and switched to WordPress from a custom site. I have had a (self-hosted) WordPress site once before but after I started learning to program I made a custom site for myself just because everyone just kept saying how important is to have a portfolio site.
I think the last version was like fifth iteration of my portfolio site and to be honest I was quite happy with it. It looked nice and had all the relevant information and Django admin pane was perfectly suitable for my blogging needs.
After a while I realised that I use that site only for blogging. Writing about the stuff going on on my life which was usually programming. And there was some stuff I wanted to change from the site but I never got around doing it ’cause it felt always a bit tedious. A change was needed.
Last night I just spun up a WordPress site inside a Docker container and it took me like 30 minutes total. Super easy and it looks nice enough. And when it comes to writing a blog WordPress beats Django admin pane (and pretty much every other platform)
Few months ago the thought of having WordPress site instead of a own custom made site felt kinda embarrassing but not anymore. I just don’t have the energy nor time to develop my own site and WordPress suits my needs way better anyway.