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.
I'm replacing my WordPress blog with a static site because I'm tired of keeping PHP and WordPress up to date, and the new site won't have comments. Mostly a net win, especially for my sanity, but I'll miss comments like https://t.co/h4wsmPFwbD— Chad Austin (@chadaustin) July 4, 2018
(Or read Eli Bendersky’s better-worded justification.)