Hi everybody. I have been doing some research on blogging tools and I like Wordpress in a way because it has more exposure and I'm told that Google prefers WP in ranking metrics. But after seeing a few themes in Joomla, I have to admit as far as style goes they blow WP out of the water! I've also checked out Drupal. I am a noob and this is my first attempt at affiliate blogging. My question to you is: Would it be better to host a blog in any of the three, or opt to Squidoo or Blogger. And if I'm going to be doing some Black Hat in the background, which is going to ding me and which is going to cover my a$$?