Are you trying to understand why you should use WordPress verses Hugo and Jekyll (static site generators)? I recently stumbled on a terrific post that outlines some compelling reasons why choosing WordPress is a good idea. The author, a seasoned developer does a wonderful job sharing how his decision to use WordPress for a recent project was solidified. His ultimate concern was site speed and it was interesting to follow how he overcame that obstacle with a few tweaks.
If you are on the fence or exploring making a choice on a new blogging platform this is a great read which addresses some viable items to consider.
Read the post here and let me know if this helped sway your decision.