Here I enumerate (and explain) some choices I made on this site.
This is a static site --- html is generated from .rst files, and then served by anything [*] . Static site means no need to handle security patching of CMSes (which, somehow, always need patching).
Using restructuredText as markup format means I probably won't loose the content I created (I was blogging for a long time --- let's say I've seen Blogger go out of beta, and most of my blogs were lost due to me loosing interest, and also not being able to easily move my content).
Self hosted means no third party with unreadable T&C (technically hosted on gitlab pages, their T&C are bearable). Also no third party tracks you.
Not much tracking: I have added very simple tracker implemented via dead simple lambda function.
Limited CSS markup --- OK I used single webfont.
Nice geeky look --- Well I'm a nerd. And how many monotype pages you know ;)?
Looks nice on phones --- there are a lot of technical sites that just work awfully on small screens.
|[*]||Currently hosted on Gitlab Pages.|