When you spend hours refining your blog theme to be tens of kilobytes then you add the first image and your page weighs more than 3 megabytes!
The learning curve is strange - on the one hand you are very strongly advised to build upon an existing theme making it trivial to have a working site up and running with a basic theme. You can modify parts of the theme as you like.
Static-site-generators are everywhere and in large numbers. However, one finds most of them lacking in one feature or another. The search for a system that works for you, is neither too simplistic, nor too complex for your needs, has the features you require to build your site can go on for a while before you settle.
2019 has been drastically different than what I would have imagined! Here's what I have been up to lately.
If you like the concept of atoms in Erlang, you might dig this.
A python script to make it easier to generate ssh keypairs.
C'mon, something should show up when you search for sysadmin microfiction X-)