I decided to use Expression Engine (EE) from pMachine. EE is probably overkill for a simple weblog, but since I have long-term ambitions to do more, I wanted a content management system. And since one of my goals was to force myself to learn some basic web programming, I needed one that wasn’t too complicated for me to eventually figure out at least the basic program structure (which ruled out Plone).
So far, I’m impressed. EE has been simple and intuitive to set up and it strikes a good balance between being feature-rich and being easy to understand. I’m having a bit of trouble getting the templates to do what I want them to do, but that’s more due to my current ignorance of CSS than any fault with the software.
As I learn more, I’ll post my progress and observations to the blog.