Why use a static site generator? And Why Jekyll Specifically?
cheap & lazy thrifty & efficient.
This site is hosted on GitHub here. I’m doing this because it’s free and easy. Changing the contents of the website are as simple as committing and pushing. The domain was bought through Google Domains for $12 (thank god my name isn’t John Smith) and linked using this guide which took ~15 minutes. To compare alternatives for hosting, Squarespace costs $16/month; however, Squarespace is a lot easier than writing your own website from scratch. This brings me to why Jekyll specifically.