In building the personal site, I was trying to get the site to server side render HTML so that I could make sure that my posts are more SEO friendly and my first response time is fast.
There are two settings in nuxt.config.js
ssr: false and
target: 'static'. Is a bit confusing because static sites are generally pre rendered by default. Like in Jekyl or Next. But in Nuxt I guess both SSR has to be enabled and static for it to pre-render html. Kind of and interesting find.