Well, I'd be happy to tell how I arrived at your blogging platform.
When I decided I would like to try my hand at starting a blog, I knew I had to choose an engine. I remembered what someone had mentioned in passing quite some time ago when they had called their Wordpress blog "very clunky". That stuck in my mind, even though it has been over a year since that passing comment.
I decided to do a little internet research on reviews of blogging applications. Most free web hosting offers Wordpress and I had already determined to stay away from it if I could.
I Googled reviews of blogging platforms and found only raving reviews of Serendipity. Plus, I liked the name!
Then I set about deciding on web hosting. After researching paid versus free, I settled upon free hosting while I get accutomed to the whole blogging experience and learned to set one up. Serendipity's website led me to Supersized. I checked out each option on the "Hosting Providers" page. Supersized looked easiest for me to tackle and most user friendly.
Then it led me to you on the forums page! Short story, really. I don't know if I am typical in that most people do the prior research before starting or not. But I very purposefully chose s9y.
So the good thing you had going for you was excellent s9y reviews all over the internet. I chose review sites at random and did not read anything negative about Serendipity on any one of them that I can remember.
Overall, I think s9y is user friendly. This being my very first blog, I have no prior experience to compare it with, but I have not been disappointed-- especially in the help I have received via the forums (you). i like having the template options as well. That was very helpful. I am only disappointed in my lack of computer knowledge. I have created websites before, but only through Network Solutions where they also have very user friendly templates. So simple things like locations, paths, etc.: I have not ever even had to set those kind of things up.
Thanks for checking out my humble blog. You are very passionate about your work, that is obvious. It shows through clearly.