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This site was built with Webflow, and having used Wordpress before, I'm super satisfied. The speed is fantastic in comparison and there's much more flexibility (compared to Wordpress' plugin model).
I did have some difficulties getting used to the designer - it is a tad technical - but luckily the (hilarious) Webflow University videos covered everything. If you're thinking of starting a site, you can learn more here.
ConvertKit is what I use to send emails. Main reason for choosing it? James Clear and other pro bloggers use it, so I figured it can't be that bad.
It's 100% free until you have 1000 subscribers, and after that the price is great for what you get (I've used MailChimp before and I feel it gets quite expensive if you experience decent growth). So if you'd like to have a look around ConvertKit and maybe open a free account to get a feel for how it works, you can do so here.