Ok, I did it... I finally have my new web server setup the way I want it. As you know, because you are reading this, I also have a Wordpress install all setup. You may be wondering "Aren't you a software developer? I thought you were awesome and could code up a website yourself?"
All of that is true. I will admit that I may be able to do more interesting stuff if I did everything myself, but that would require more time and energy. That time could be better spend on the content for this website and all the side projects I want to work on.
If you are wondering why I chose Wordpress over other CMS, the answer is I think that Wordpress has the best "out-of-the-box" WISIWIG editor for creating posts, and since I am efficient, not having to change defaults to much are a bonus.