Back up a few years ago, and WordPress was a fantastic open-source platform for setting up a personal site or blog. It still is just as fantastic, if you need a personal CMS (an easy to install content management system to publish posts or edit pages on a site).
But kids these days are setting up sites quickly with Tumblr, to the point that its making WordPress seem truly antiquated. Tumblr’s themes tend to be more well designed, and I find it much easier to post with through the reblogging feature.
Here are two great places to go for beautiful themes. Although they’re both unfortunately going to co$t you:
http://hasaportfolio.com <– free portfolio theme