I must say I've been impressed with WriteFreely - https://writefreely.org/
Created by @write_as . The creator and main developer has been a refreshing change from past experiences. He has been active, personable and helpful in online exchanges; is determined to make his creation as user friendly and applicable as possible.
Definately worth considering if you are looking for a blogging platform. Either the @write_as or @writefreely versions.