Some thoughts on hosting your own blog

This is an expansion to my response to a query on Linked in about getting off medium for publishing data science blog posts. To begin with, I believe the experience of setting up a self-hosted publishing platform including a LAMP stack for Wordpress, or to serve up a static website is worth the effort due to the lateral knowledge gained in tinkering with the command line and a remote server and the final satisfaction of having a system under your own control.