Setting up this blog

After looking into a few hosted blog options and trying out a couple, I have decided to use Ghost and hosting it myself. So here goes nothing...

My weird reasons for not using one of the commercial/hosted solutions.

Blogspot: Connected to Google plus profile, quite restrictive, can disappear anytime.
Wordpress: com/org Too commercial, too complicated, too much going on.
Bluehost: Thats a lot of money for a simple blog.
Ghost/DigitalOcean: Simple, cheap, easy to set up myself and will learn something in the process.