Efficiency. Using WordPress and WordPress.com to create and host my site lets me spend more time crafting what I want to present and less time using and maintaining the tools used to create and maintain that site.

While the DIY-ness of a hand-crafted, static HTML + CSS site appeals to me, it’s not a good fit for my use case. My goal is to present projects and thoughts to the broader world, not to create and maintain a web publishing stack and the associated server(s).

Note on 2023-12-26

See Why I’m back on a static site generator