Cory Doctorow suggests that authors use blogging tools as their most basic web page management tools, in Blogging Without the Blog, in Locus Magazine.
He writes —
The secret is to have the site redesigned around a blogging tool, like Movable Type or WordPress. These run on your ISP’s server â€” most ISPs offer one or both. When set up correctly, they can do more than just serve as a publishing platform for your online journal or blog: they can serve as a powerful content management system comparable to the ones used by newspapers, universities, and online stores like Amazon..
Well worth reading and worth trying for any tech phobic authors.