I have had a blogspot blog for a long time, but it was never easy to post there. For example, I like to format my paragraphs with M-q when writing them, which lays them out it a nice readable way. Unfortunately, in blogspot this looks like a badly wrapped email. Similarly, python code was really hard to make look right - it would ignore my indentation, even within pre tags!
So this is a static site now, which should get in my way a lot less. I get to write reStructuredText, and that gets turned into a static site, with Nikola. Great stuff.