This blog was powered by WordPress for over a decade. It served me well, but the maintenance cost of keeping the machine, PHP, and WordPress updated was too much.

After converting to a static site, my only options were third-party services, like Disqus, full of trackers and heavy script loads, building a commenting system myself, or relying on Twitter, email, and social media.

The latter should suffice. But I will miss the random comments.

(Or read Eli Bendersky’s better-worded justification.)