For a resource heavy site with 2000+ posts I couldn’t get the deploy time down to less than 25 seconds (from over three minutes when I was using templates and plugins badly). There’s also the cognitive load of running commands through bundle and some outstanding technical debt in how I’ve organized the repository.
So I’ve moved this year’s articles over to my WordPress blog, maintaining their publication times, and switched robmyers.org back to pointing to it.
Jekyll is excellent and is very fast when used properly, I will continue to use and recommend it (check https://jekyllrb.com/ for more information about the project). It is however in my opinion not the best blogging engine at this time, but then it’s not intended to be. So the take-away here is to use the correct tool for the job, and that may well be Jekyll in other cases.