I’m still pretty new to blogging (as you can tell from my sporadic posts here.) Recently, I’ve been setting up some blogs for friends and family and I came across this blog post that has a great summary of 4 popular blogging platforms.
I personally chose WordPress because I wanted to host my own (duh, that’s what I do….host stuff) and it has a lot of developer support. Nothing turns me off from an open source project like one that hasn’t had any activity in months, or years. WordPress has plenty of developer activity and was also easy to install. I’m still a newbie with it, but know that it has a ton of potential.