There are so many options nowadays for blogging software. It's one of the many things that has been re-engineered needlessly.
This blog is powered by Ghost. I looked at Ghost Pro but I don't agree with how it manages assets and themes. You have to zip up your theme and upload it which seems a bit backward to me.
Huge CMS-like solutions like Drupal/Wordpress or leaner options like:
The issue I have with Drupal, Wordpress and other database driven softwares is that there is not really much need in having a full relational database package to drive a blog.
Nowadays, static site generators are the way to go.