I have moved my blog from WordPress to a static site — currently http://dpb.bitbucket.io/. Atom feed is available at https://dpb.bitbucket.io/feeds/all.atom.xml.
I have been a little dissatisfied with the inflexibility of the WordPress unpaid site with regard to customization. I am now using the Pelican static blog generator on the Bitbucket hosting service, and I look forward to improving my command of CSS and Jinja2 by practicing on the site. I also hope to learn soon how to install Disqus commenting and, since Bitbucket doesn't support viewing statistics, perhaps trying to set up an analytics service of some kind. Not all of the media has been fully transfered, but I expect to complete that soon. I'm looking forward to composing and editing my posts in Markdown.
I'm grateful to Amy Hanlon who gave me a lot of help learning how to customize things. She has a long, illustrated blog post detailing much of the process, at http://mathamy.com/migrating-to-github-pages-using-pelican.html.
Thanks for reading my verbiage overflow on WordPress up to now.
A problem with static websites on Bitbucket is that they are always in subdomains, and subdomains currently do not have SSL support on Bitbucket. So blog-posts must be accessed with HTTP rather than HTTPS at the start of the URL. See this note (accessed 20140308) on the Atlassian site.