Only a couple of months after presenting on Tome at Flyover Camp, I finally made the switch to hosting this site statically as described in my presentation. I'm running Drupal 8 on Pantheon where I manage the installation and content, and publish static files to Netlify which now manages my LetsEncrypt certificate. All at no charge!
The inconvenience to having the Generate and Deploy my site after content updates is more than offset by the relatively low frequency of posting, the ability to not have to dash so fast to get updates installed, the performance of the site, and the hands-off system administration (SSL Certs, Hosting environments, etc).
We'll see how this goes.