Yes, it's incredibly old school I guess. I'm using a free WIX website which has nice round edges and friendly buttons so someone like me who knows just enough to be dangerous can't destroy the whole goshdarn internet with a misclick.
I had been using a weird proprietary app to do the blog on my site, but it requires editing and republishing the whole website. I think the app that connects to Blogger should just stream automatically. Fingers crossed!