Craig Mod writes about his journey through versions of his personal website. Fiddling with his site has been a meditative exercise. The current iteration is a static site.
In that spirit, as I moved my homepage I also rebuilt it as a so-called static site. A simpler version that should continue to work for the next hundred years. It looks nearly the same as it did before. With static sites, we’ve come full circle, like exhausted poets who have traveled the world trying every form of poetry and realizing that the haiku is enough to see most of us through our tragedies.
Simplicity is popular in the blogging space right now, for the same reason that Mod outlines. There are some great webzines that have a lot under the hood, but most of us don’t need a heavy CMS for our blogs.