I find myself constantly looking at blogging options and what crazy thingsnare out there to make life easy. So glossy, so flash, it is easy to getnsucked into the hype. I used to use LiveJournal a lot in the early 00snbefore the New Internet where we had to be concerned who had the data. Inthen moved to a WP site hosted in Sweden in the late 10s, and finally, wenfind ourselves here, on a server running in my own house. Granted if you'venread anything on how the backend of this site works, it's technicallynheld in a data centre of DreamHost, but that's for recoverability. I couldnin the next 24 hours unmount the cloud drives and churn the static files onnto the web server directly. I have been tempted to go back to WordPressnagain, or something else, then I remember what lead me to this need to selfnhost and own my data and it was desperately trying to get my data out ofnLiveJournal and having tonnes of API issues, the export tool beingnparticularly bad / complicated to pull 21 years worth of posts. At leastnwith this method I currently have, the backend files are Gemini format (anless bloated version of Markdown), and with the blog text files. Thencontent is pretty portable if I choose to move the data somewhere, and Inonly need two programmes to regenerate it back to the HTML content you'renlooking at (unless of course you're using the gemini server, then basicallynthere is nothing to do). One blog option I saw was to use a DropBox drivenwith Markdown, from a purely face front it is tempting to be able to dragnand drop files. However, if I got my ass in gear, I could do that already,nif I were to mount my NAS drive to the webserver, cron the site generators,nand drop the files locally. Granted that takes work, but when I originallyngot OH.MG together it wasn't just about the content you see, a lot of OH.MGnis for me to learn and try new things. As a reader you don't see a lot ofnthe work I've done on OH.MG and the backend games I'm playing. Not justnwith HTTP/S content, but also with the Gopher, Gemini, BBS, FTP, and emailnservers. That's the fun part. Drag and drop to cloud providers and havensome other external service parse that, meh, fun for a couple minutes atnbest.