I want to start and host my own blog. I have ideas for creating the website theme myself.
However, I would prefer to not create the actual engine behind the blog -- comments, creating posts, caching everything, creating and managing the post database, spam protection or CAPTCHA of some sort... basic blog features.
Honestly, I'm just hoping for something barebones that I can just do something like,
<?php include('comment_list.php'); ?> where I want comments to show up on a post. Similar functions to that. (This is a little oversimplified, but hopefully it's understood what I'm getting at)
This may be a little far-fetched. I'm not looking for the ability to have plugins, themes or user sessions and things of that nature. Just post creation, comment creation and caching are the big things I'm hoping for.
I don't know if I can explain this any better. I'm just looking for the bare minimum.