What I had in mind was basically like Evernote, but with a domain. After some research, I finally happened upon Postach.io, which looks exactly like what I wanted. By time I saw this, I had already seen some of the other options and was fairly intrigued in those as well. I checked out some web hosting sites, but when I started going through the process, it look like more work than I was anticipating. I'm happy to learn new code, but would rather concentrate on code other than HTML, CSS, Java for the time being.
Here are some links I found that was helpful for web hosting.
Here are my specifications.
- Custom domain
- Easy to use
- Good looking templates
After seeing a demo of Weebly, I like the idea of drag and drop design. I learned long ago that I'm not very good with aesthetics, so having some themes I could choose from seemed helpful. Wordpress was recommended as well, but I was slightly turned off by the a-la-cart upgrades. More googling provided more blogging providers, but all seemed fairly similar, and I was getting tired of researching...
Weebly was cheaper providing more features, so I went with that. Through the sign up process of getting my own domain, I was disappointed at how much a custom domain turned out to be, but oh well, it's mine for a couple of years now.
Let the adventure into the world wide web begin. I'm only 8 to 10 years behind the time?....