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.
Alternative Homework for Blog Owners: Look at your recent blog posts__are there any insightful comments that are worthy of being addressed more in depth in an article? I get ideas all the time from comments on my blog. Or look at your blog comment replies__do you find yourself writing an in depth reply to anyone's question about your post? That is often a good indication of a related topic that could use some more detailed attention.