So I've been trying out Ghost.io Pro (i.e. hosted Ghost as a service) for the last couple of weeks, and I really like it. I like it so much, I forked up the money for a plan.
I've used Wordpress a lot in the past, but it always ended up being a chore to manage once you get a few plugins installed. I used Jekyll a few times, and rather like it, but the main issue is that I'd like a web interface so I can make some posts / changes on the go a bit easier. The last blog engine I used, briefly, was Grav, and I was really impressed with it. I'd still be using Grav, if it weren't for one big (personal) issue:
I don't want to manage an installation of a blog. I don't want to manage a server hosting a blog. I want to post content on a blog.
Ghost.io seems to hit those 3 points. It's new (to me), and I like trying out new software. Ghost is open source, which is always a plus. I think the (yearly upfront) pricing is a little much if you consider it as a hosted/managed blog service, but I think it's a bit more than that. It's also supporting the developers to improve and maintain the project (a "be the change you want to see in the world" view from a software developer :-) And personally, I'd rather support a service that doesn't ram a bunch of ads down your throat.