Why I’m Going Back to WordPress from Ghost

I opened an AWS (Amazon Web Services) account. Purchased a domain name. I decided to write a weekly blog. I was going to conquer the world.

One year later, my debit card expired.

Along with my ambition.

So why I came crawling back to WordPress? Two words:

Cognitive Burden.

Now that I committed to a hosted setup, I felt like I need to deliver quality content. Because this would reflect towards me and my own identity. Which was not the effect I was looking for. What I really wanted was to just write my thoughts down for my future self mostly.

Subconsciously, I was also planning about doing all kinds of stuff like separating the blog with my future personal profile. For example, my blog would be at blog.jfaquinojr.com, personal website at jfaquinojr.com, side-learning stuff would be at x.jfaquinojr.com. I guess those unconverted to-do tasks that kept looming at the back of my mind also added to the cognitive burden already building up.

I just wanted to write a blog.

I rant. The last time I thought WordPress would slow me down. So I decided to host my own Ghost platform. I was wrong. Let the ‘I told you so’ from my friends and colleagues commence.

My move to hosted Ghost was probably just a way for me to scratch my own itch of setting up a hosted AWS environment so I could tell my friends, hey my blog is hosted at AWS. That’s my lame excuse.

I will rule the world with WordPress.

My world. Like I mentioned earlier, I will write a blog for my future self. Hopefully, there will be a time when I am searching for stuff, I will come across my own. And then I will be my own savior. My own kingdom where I rule over just myself. It’s going to be sweet. And if somebody else comes across anything useful I post here, that’s just going to be the cherry on the cake.

Published by jfaquinojr

C# and VueJS Fanboy

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