I went back to plain text for this iteration.
Using git meant I could back up the web site to lots of places and update it from any of them. Using git hooks, I could run jekyll with every update and see the results straight away.
Static web site generators were quite the thing in 2013. For good reasons: storing stuff in SQL was opaque, and required you to go through some gatekeeper UI. Plus my hosting provider had fixed the problem where they didn't measure your SQL usage.
This worked well, although I never got round to setting up the Git hook, instead logging in and running a script whenever I had something new to post.
But I still didn't really post all that much. The web site was still too separate from everything else. I would start projects and put them up on github or wherever, but putting them on the site was an afterthought.