So after seemingly endlessly playing around with trying to get my Wordpress blog to look the way I want it I decided to follow through with a totally different technology.
OctoPerf has a detailed write up on how they chose to setup the blog. Since they are a performance testing company their logical choice was to chose the platform that provided the best performance. They went with Jekyll Hosted on Amazon Web Services CloudFront. Jekyll is a static site generator and CloudFront is Amazon’s CDN service. So in simpler terms they run static pages on a Global CDN.
After I read that article I had that idea floating in my head. One of the side benefits of running a static site completely from a CDN is that there is no central server that can crash.
I will admit that doing this is a bit overkill, however from my perspective it will force me to think critically on what gets added to my site. Using Wordpress I can easily add too many widgets and if there is a spike in traffic then it can all come crashing down. Which would be the worst.
TLDR: There is no such thing as overkill.