For the past couple of years I’ve been writing posts for my Maker blog: What I’m Doing to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse!.
This started life as a way of tracking my progress with the projects in the The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse book, but has since grown in scope to include posts about all the maker projects I’ve been working on, such as my woodworking, general electronics, and IoT stuff.
I’ve been using a self-hosted Ghost instance for the blog since it started, moving from a Digital Ocean box to a Heroku-based one about a year ago, and it’s been fine for the most part - but the part of me which used to enjoy doing the devops side of things is slowly dying, being replaced by someone that is more interested in the content I’m writing, than worrying about if the server is going to fall over at some point, or if I’m going to be able to install the latest version of the software (spoiler warning, I can’t).
So with this in mind, I’m looking to migrate the blog to a hosted solution, but I don’t know which one to move to.
My initial thought was to use hosted Ghost, but at $29 a month, they can jog on.
Another idea is to move to Medium. This has the benefit of having an inbuilt community, meaning I might get more exposure for the stuff I’m writing - but the sort of stuff I am writing seems very self-reflective, and probably isn’t actually all that interesting to anyone else - plus from what I’ve been reading, the writing seems to be on the wall for Medium.
So with all that being said, can anyone recommend any other platforms which might be a good place for my little, self-reflective, maker blog to live on?