Alright, I admit my first tool (bloglines.com) stunk so I have switched to the tool that most of you recommended – WordPress.
It just took me an evening to get it setup on my PHP host. It’s looking good although I haven’t had time to change all the default templating stuff but I am up and running on a pretty decent template package. Maybe I’ll trade services with our design master — Bob C. to get me some real customized looks:)
I am still dabbling with the Movable Type product as it might work great for my family blog. I am sure I will have plenty of stupid questions to bug my team with about these packages.