The first time you make a WordPress site it may be a bit tricky for you. If you are not very well versed in PHP and MySQL this site can be all but downright confusing to you. Taking it slow and learning to tap into the functionality of WordPress is ideal however and will immensely benefit you in future sites, therefore you should really consider tapping into it for one site at least to see how it benefits you.
One option that many people don't think about is to use an article template. An article template gives you a general idea and then you have to insert the topic using the idea they suggest. For example an idea would be Methods for Saving X and a topic would be Methods for Saving Money. With most templates you will have the ability to do at least two articles from it until you can come up with more topics. The two articles would be a positive and negative or upside and downside. There are a number of places you can visit for article templates. Some of them supply free templates while others charge a fee for them. You'll want to do a Google search to see what you can find and use for your articles.