Over the last 8 or so years, blog scripts, site content management systems, site hosting, and desktop web publishing clients have grown so sophisticated that authoring and administering a personal site is trivial these days. If you can deal with Microsoft Office, you can do this.
Microsoft, spotting an area to dominate, has already made many significant strides in this direction. Many hosting services, often on some flavor of Unix, offer by default FrontPage extensions. Most of Office has ways to export data and content from Microsoft’s proprietary formats into slightly less proprietary XML and HTML.
Purists like me may sneer at the dreck Word generates and claims is HTML but it’s on dreck like this that a medium is democratized.
I just got a opportunity from a current customer of mine. He lead me to another fellow who described something that would be ideal for a blog tool. So I told him, the potential customer, that instead of paying me, he should look up TypePad hosting and the Ecto desktop blog client. Sigh. Mine is a dying art.