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blog: added -watch option that rebuilds netlify_static when source files change. Makes easier to test changes locally.

Self-hosted blog on https://firebase.google.com/.

Core insight: Cloud Firestore database has a free usage tier big enough  to make hosting a personal blog essentially free. Firebase also provides enough of a backend functionality to implement a blog (authentication, database etc.).

One could build a single page app that includes all the important functionality of a blog.

USP (Unique Selling Proposition) would be:
* cheap (almost free) to host
* easy to deploy (follow a tutorial custom written for the software)
* many themes (write it so that it can use e.g. Hugo or Jekyll themes)

Written in Vue.

Unfortunately, there's no money in it.