I'm trying out a new blogging platform called Ghost. So far it's rock solid, simple*, clean, fast, and easy to post. Wordpress caused me a lot of frustration and development hours over the past year, with no time or energy left for creative writing. Hopefully this platform allows me to do some regular writing again without having to muck around in PHP.
*of course I had to install on my own server and self-host this site.. It took a few tries to get all the installation pieces working but now everything seems to be running smoothly. It's my first time using Node.js server-side.