I've spent the weekend migrating my blog from its old home on Tumblr to a self-hosted version of Ghost on Digital Ocean. While the $5/month for a Digital Ocean server is more than a free Tumblr account, the advantages are worth it.
- I have full control over the site
- I can easily customise all aspects of the design
- I own the content
- I have no fear of Yahoo shutting me down
- No one is injecting ads
Plus, it's been a great opportunity to brush up on my Linux skills.