I use a 1-click install Ghost image on DigitalOcean for my personal blog, blog.theochu.com.
To set up one for yourself, see How to set up a Ghost blog on DigitalOcean.
What I like about Ghost:
- You can limit who can read your blog by with a password or paywall.
- The rich-text Markdown editor in the Admin portal of the site resembles how it looks on the published content.
- You can draft pages and posts in Ghost and share links to them without publishing them.
- Ghost has built-in support for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
- Ghost supports high-quality images, and it has built-in integration with Unsplash.
What I don't like about Ghost:
- Ghost is a Content Management System, so by default, you have to write in its built-in Markdown editor. You need to put in extra work to use another text editor.
- Ghost blogs cost money to host because you need server resources.
- The default Ghost themes aren't scalable because they lack sophisticated navigation. If you want a better theme, you need to pay money or build it yourself.