Running some kind of simple blog typically means you either need to hand yourself off entirely to someone else's service (Medium, Wordpress, etc) with a domain name that isn't yours and shared with many other users or you spend a lot of time and effort installing, patching and configuring something that you host yourself.
In both the above cases you are also likely to need to pay (though there are some free services they are typically full of ads).
a site that costs nothing other than the cost of a domain name
a site that requires no maintenance
using my own domain
easy to use - I can just type and format stuff in a reasonable way
Secured by Cloudflare for DDOS protection, TLS etc
Your own domain name (optional)
Go to https://www.gitbook.com/ and register a free account
Follow the simple instructions to get started and customise the site according to your preferences
Once you have created your first space you are already up and running on domain provided by Gitbook
From the Gitbook dashboard, Choose
Enter your domain name and click
As described you will now use the provided cname in CloudFlare to point your domain (or subdomain) to the hosting.gitbook.com
NOTE: It seems like Gitbook will likely have trouble verifying the DNS entry due to CloudFlare proxying. Just ignore that step and go check out your domain!
Well, you are looking at it already!