The fact is that my blog is basically pathetically slow.
It’s running on an under-powered machine, with a relatively slow hard drive, a VM that’s also hosting a lot of other sites.
They’re all running on a platform for which I have much love, but which is now more than 20 years old.
I think in the short run I can split this site off onto another VM and get marginally better performance. But without either a substantial hardware upgrade (RAID or SSD storage), or a time-consuming and probably link-rot generating migration to another platform/service, it’s not going to get a lot better.