I've been meaning to move away from WordPress for some time now. It's just such a chore to keep patched and overkill for everything I am interested in doing.
Over the past several months, I've been looking at potentially managing just a static site hosted in AWS's S3. I still like the idea, but equally a chore. And that's after I spent considerable time with automating a lot of it.
In the end, I decided to look into Ghost, per a friends recommendation.
Has just about everything I want. (I can't think of what it doesn't right now).
So, after spending the morning writing some IaC with terraform, here is the new site.
I do want to start writing more.