I used to maintain a blog on Wordpress, but that got slow for me. On David Baumgold's suggestion, I tried out Lektor. He guided me through the basics of the web, and now I have a site that I am very extremely happy to maintain. Lektor's separation of data model, content and templates has made it a very powerful to create complex content, but at the same time, to get a simple website going on which I retain full control is not difficult at all.