I installed a SSL cert on the site to make sure that browsers, particularly Chrome, will behave when visiting. Without HTTPS support which the certificate provides browsers will start whining about it and quite possibly eventually stop displaying them without a user clicking “yes it’s okay to go there” in some kind of pop up.
Do I think SSL has its place? Of course. Is it necessary on a site such as this one that displays static information to visitors and doesn’t process any kind of interactions and allows for the transfer of no personal or to be honest data of any kind? Eh, maybe not so much.
But there you go, all socket layers are secure.