My experience with cloud always focused on Amazon AWS, not by preference, but by its widespread use in Cape Town. The best tool for the specific job will prevail, no matter your preference to vendors. Joining a insuretech startup I had my first exposure to GCP through Google’s Firebase. Its a interesting and quick PaaS for rapid development of a Proof of concept. As the POC moved closer to production phase, the need for a cloud provider to run a python API on a Virtual Machine lead me back to AWS.
This should be familiar to some, but the delay in getting this running is combination of procrastinating and over engineering the solution. Github pages with Jeckyll makes building a blog much easier than some tutorials would make you believe. Definitely over engineering running mongo/mysql, flask and a seperate frontend for a simple blog. Even though I like the challenge to build a blog in react, this solution makes sense as updates will be infrequent and builds are handled for me.