I've been looking at starting up a blog for some time. I'm a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, with a lot of experience in different faucets of the tech industry. I have enough experience to muck around in the code and figure out what does what and tweak it, but I never actually learned languages like PHP, so I can't write it from scratch. (Pity you can't write a web site in Obj-C xD ) So...first of all, I'm currently hosted with GoDaddy. I've got another blog hosted with them running Wordpress that seems to run okay...also investigating Movable Type and Drupal, but I have to say, everything seems to load fairly slow on GoDaddy. Not sure if I configured something wrong, but navigating between admin pages takes forever. Not a fan of their support, either. If there is a significantly better host the more experienced would recommend that would be easy to switch to, let me know. I realize GoDaddy's is the McDonalds of web hosts. I'd consider hosting my own- when I lived in the Netherlands when I was 13 I hosted an Apache server complete with MySQL and a PHP forum off of my home PC on my 1.5 mbps ADSL just to leanr how, but the performance was pretty gagworthy if you tried to download anything of weight or if more than a few users were connecting. However, I'm on a 40 mbps down, IIRC 5 up fiber connection, so I don't have any faith in it holding up under three-digit-numbers-of-viewers. Second, CMS. Wordpress, Movable Type, Drupal, other? Really, what I would like to do is pretty similar to John Gruber's DaringFireball. I want to make a couple little "snippet" posts a day (post a link and a one or two line comment, probably twitter-length) with maybe a once-daily "article" post that is a couple paragraphs in length. Again, I'm fairly new to CMS', and still playing around with them. What's the easiest way to accomplish this? I haven't been able to find any plugins to allow you to have multiple styles of posts. Thanks for any assistance.