Getting a free website like this one using Gitbook and CloudFlare
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