Nearly nine years ago we built the first iteration of this site using WordPress. At the time, we asked ourselves: Why WordPress? And answered:
We didn’t want this endeavor to get bogged down or waylaid by our love for web development. This is a writing project. This is a publishing project. This is not a web design & development project. This is our little trick towards keeping it that way.
At least for now.
Anyway, having sites powered by WordPress was becoming a sporadic burden. WordPress updates. Plugin updates. Base theme updates. And suddenly something doesn’t display properly — or not at all. We needed a “set and forget” solution.
And here we are.
(While migrating the content, we took the opportunity to weed out some old giveaway announcements and the like.)