This blog is hosted in the cloud, obviously. I would like to claim some great skill, but it is crazy easy to run an EC2 instance, in the free tier if you are eligible, and deploy free blogging software onto it. I chose a platform called Ghost, and set this thing up in less than an evening. The instructions I found helpful are by Rob Madden and they worked right out of the box. The box in question being a t2 micro instance.