Looking to start my own blog... (Web Development)

I've been toying with the idea of starting a blog, and recording my tech/political (or just anything I happen to be reading at the moment) thoughts. The issue I have is I am completely inept at web development. For someone who has no previous experience, what is a good language to pick up that I could use to create a simple yet intuitive web design for my blog? This blog would serve two purposes. One being a medium to scratch the itch I have to write more, and the other to gain some skill for coding.

Anyways, any input on this would be greatly appreciated. Maybe those of you who already have blogs could post on here and give me some insight as to how you went about creating it.