Well, these days, I'm reaching the inescapable conclusion that I simply don't have time to manage my own web server and CMS any more. Since I'm deeply embedded into Googledom (both personally and professionally), I finally decided that "something better" meant "something in the Google cloud." Thus, here I am.
I still despise the term "blog," though not as passionately or with as strong a pharyngeal regurgitative reaction as before. But I suppose I will have to live with it...at least until Google decides to buy LiveJournal or something.