Any recommendation for an inexpensive headless CMS?
Ghost is solid, especially if you want the front-end written for you. I wrote a post recently about how to hook it up to a $5 Digital Ocean Droplet: https://blog.stephsmith.io/setting-up-blog-with-ghost-and-digital-ocean-droplet/. With Ghost you can design your own themes as well, however I haven't tried that.
If you want a truly headless CMS, I tried Butter (https://buttercms.com). They have good docs and really easy to set up (or at least it was with Node).
What are 5 self-development books you recommend?
- The Power of Habit (or Atomic Habits is apparently also good but I haven't read it)
- Algorithms to Live By (best book I've read in a long time)
- Man's Search for Meaning
- Give and Take
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***
If you're interested in more books in the p-dev area, I recommend more here: https://stephsmith.io/books
What are some things you wish you started paying earlier for?
100% good tech. I spent years w a laptop people called “the brick” that wasted so much time and when I finally bought a Mac, my productivity went through the roof. Good headphones that don’t break every other month. A kindle that lets me read easily anywhere and is light af, and syncs easily with Readwise so my highlights are easily on my comp.
Also SIM cards w data everywhere, even if it’s just a short trip.