After playing around a bit I think I’ve got the hang of WordPress. It is a bit limiting, but then anything is compared to writing everything by hand in HTML. It does let me edit the HTML itself, which is comforting. I was able to import all my old postings (OK all 4 of them), and still keep my timestamps correct.
I still haven’t figured out how to theme it, but I’ll have to mess with that later. All the available themes pretty much suck, and I’d like to style the blog to look like my main site. If anyone has tips, let me know.