My old blog's database crashed and all was lost 🤷🏻‍♂️

Welcome to, the second edition. Or is it already the third? Unfortunately, after an upgrade at DigitalOcean the database of my WordPress installation became corrupt and I was not able to restore it. Sh*t.

Anyway, I decided to set up a new installation (of Ghost, this time) to continue sharing thoughts and stories. Why? I mean, of course I could have created a Medium account and start writing there.

However, I want to own my thoughts. I want to have full control over what I create on this blog and I figured that setting up my own virtual server and installing some blogging software will do the trick.

I'm sure there will be more changes coming – or even a third edition of – but it's fun to set up a server every now and then and put a few thoughts into how the setup should be done.

Welcome to