Originally Posted by ta-rider
Haha well of course you can also use one of the blogs mentioned above and hide it with frames behind a real URL but to have something special (what you call "and all") allways takes a bit of extra work
No frames or redirects involved in my posterous one.
Enter Posterous IP into domain resellers web interface
Enter web address into Posterous web interface.
Total time, about 5 minutes. Total cost, about £10 every couple of years for the domain name.
I also see no reason for someone to require dedicated (far less 'unlimited) hosting bandwidth for a relatively simple site which (let's be honest) is going to be read by friends, family, and a few people on here. If the OP is planning on creating something like HU, then you have a point. But I don't think he is.
I've been-there-done-that with paying for web-space, self-hosting (and updating) blog software, coding html/css/php pages for the static parts of the site, etc, etc. I've decided my time is better spent riding, writing content, and taking photos.