• yetAnotherUser@lemmy.ca
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    3 months ago

    It’s the first time I’ve ever heard about this website, but it seems like the author’s decision was the best decision they could’ve done, due to how pressured they felt with the conrent creation thing.

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      3 months ago

      My one question is why the site is shutting down rather than merely not making new posts anymore.

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          3 months ago

          I mean sure maybe 10 years ago. But most static sites like blogs and such can fit entirely on a cloudflare page worker under the free tier. Or heck, even the free allotment on AWS S3 or other object storage providers.

          I mean, perhaps this isn’t a static site and it’s built on some sort of CMS and has a postgres database in the background. In that case it probably runs around $5 to $10 a month.

          Of course, this all presumes that the person setting this up is fairly savvy about the offerings available. I see a lot of people making silly decisions in this space, thinking that they need some full fat virtual private server, when all they really need is an object storage bucket behind a DNS c-name.

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        3 months ago

        Don’t underestimate the relief of a clean ending. The author isn’t in a good place, it won’t do him any favors to leave it up. He clearly wants to put this chapter of his life behind him.

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        3 months ago

        I’m thinking that the author is doing this so they avoid thoughts like “the website is still up, why am I not posting anything on it?” We are talking about a person who felt the urge to post at least once every single day of their life, while maintaining a job.