Tiny Web Perf Insights

If anyone has been reading this site regularly (anyone?), you may have noticed that this site had the title “Tiny Web Performance Insights” for some time. It’s been my long term aim to promote tinywp.com, a domain, that I have been holding for long. Here are the primary reasons…

  • I use an email associated with tinywp.com, as my primary email. Never used the email from tinywp.in even though I still have an email forwarder active with my Google Apps for Email (G Suite).
  • Google thinks that “.in” extension someone targets only a particular geography.
  • Originally, tinywp.in was started to write about WordPress insights. Recently, I wanted to write about web performance in general. So, tinywp.com has become a natural fit to write about web performance.

I have been using another tiny wp.com site, to put down my random thoughts. It generates decent traffic too. Any site with content that is useful for someone some day, will start to receive traffic.

My 52-week writing challenge will continue primarily in TinyWP.com, a site dedicated to sharing my insights on web performance. No, I am not going away from WordPress. Actually, I tried. Every time, I try to go away from it, I am pulled back due to various reasons that deserve a blog post of its own. :)

Coming back to TinyWP.com… while I love WordPress and I have made over $20k (accounted income) due to WordPress, I still want to know how the other side works, especially, the static site generators (SSG in short). I also do not want to spend much money on hosting. While searching for hosting static sites, I came across Google’s firebase hosting that has free-tier. The free-tier with 5GB storage and 10 GB bandwidth is enough for me for years! Firebase hosting uses Google’s global infrastructure. I also believe it uses Fastly’s Varnish CDN. Google Firebase hosting constantly outperforms Netlify in every way. TinyWP.com is based on Jekyll that I have used in the past to deploy status pages of WordPress sites. Love the Ruby eco system in general. So, wanted to get back into it with a small-step.

My immediate next step is to keep both TinyWP.in and TinyWP.com active by writing regular content on both. While, I love writing, I don’t feel like writing when I don’t put enough efforts to improve myself on a particular week. It’s a perfect way to remind myself, if I don’t write any blog posts. I love to share what I learned, no matter how basic such things are for someone experienced. There are always someone who begins with zero knowledge on everything. Hopefully, one such person will find my articles useful sometime in the future!

Update on May 3, 2019: My other domain (tinywp.com) is turned into a personal blog, to express my political views, etc., than what it was originally intended for.

Happy blogging everyone!!!

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