After working with ASP.NET and the brave new world of C# at such a quick pace, I'd needed a break.
At the time, I had owned a domain name and a spot on the web for an art portfolio over at Squarespace. I liked the convenience features of SquareSpace but I didn't like the monthly fee. I began to look into other promising technologies and I knew I wanted something that would essentially amount to drag-n-drop functionality.
Queue, OrchardCMS. This quest for convenience ultimately led me to another problem, building personal web infrastructure in any manner probably still costs 🤑 to host it somewhere.
I'd either have to host a formal web stack at home (which, I hardly knew how to do locally on Windows with the hosts file, adjusting of DNS records, IIS, SSL/TLS certification and all of that unnecessary jazz) on my laptop which did not sound appealing.