Bear It Is
After playing around with countless alternatives, I decided to stick with what I know, which is Bear. I'm going to move my current blog over to Mataroa, as many of its features are provided for free, and the premium plan is far cheaper. I feel like I would benefit more by using Bear to host the companion site for my web serial.
I like it, it's light weight, easy to learn, and aesthetically pleasing. I just don't want to make another Bear account and pay extra when just the one site will do.
I've already moved my posts over to the new site, but it'll take some time before I fully convert this space. At the very least, I'll delete my blog posts.