I don't use SSL on my website currently. It's a small hobby site with no online store or anything of that nature that would need it. I've read that Google Chrome will stop loading such sites sometime in the near future. Are there going to be additional future consequences if I don't purchase a signed SSL certificate?
From what you are saying, I believe
SSL is not necessary for your website, but it is always better to secure it with an
SSL certificate if you don't want popular browsers to block its access!
I would recommend you to use letsencrypt to serve your website in
letsencrypt provides you with a free
ssl certificate that is valid for 90 days.
If you host the static files of your website on
AWS, you can get your certificate from
AWS certificate manager, this is also a solution.