I like the idea of transferring journal to blog.
I have two blogs. For my business blog my techie husband takes care of the back end stuff to keep it looking super presentable. We use a Word Press and Thesis Theme (paid for) with a host (paid for). You can check it out on my profile.
I rarely get to my personal blog, but it took just a few minutes to set up for free on blogger.com and is very easy to use/ intuitive. You can even mark it private if you do not want to share the content while you are transferring. If I were going to use it to transfer journal I would want to make sure I backed up the content in some way or another...
mom to a 12yo entomologist, a 10yo skateboarder, and a fabulous, flatulent 2015 baby