Again, looking for a very user friendly website that allows my partner and I to post commentary on a daily basis. Since we are delivering financial content, i'm not too concerned in the beginning about the the types of colors and logo's etc though i do want the project be done in wordpress.org
And since access to the website (and daily content) will be free to everyone (to start), the primary call-to-action will be to simply capture as many emails as possible, with the intention of moving to a sub model in the future.
Websites of interest:
smallcapinvestor.com - like the 3 section format with most of the daily content posted in the middle of the home page. I think the navigation format is fine as well
jamesaltucher.com - like the simple email capture box and pic of the individual
fool.com - pop-up ads are annoying, may want to provide the day's stock market activity
iancassel.com - like the simple call to action for the social medians like twitter, Linked in and facebook.
Other sites include thestreet.com, lebed.biz (past performance section), magicdiligence.com (too generic, missing call-to-action on homepage), timothysykes.com (too promotional and the FB and twitter pop-up at the bottom of page annoying, but probably effective), jbhcapita.net (simple yet not open to the public w/out paying first).
As Van Gogh once said, "good artists borrow, great artists steal"