The problem with the Ghost default theme named Casper, while it's extremely helpful to learn how to develop a custom Ghost theme, is that it is too complex or "it has too many things" you probably don't want for your blog.
For example, when creating the theme for this blog, I had to "deconstruct" Casper to start building on top of the ashes because I wanted a more simple theme, that has my own code wrote the way I wanted it.
Introducing the Pale Ghost blank theme
The Pale Ghost theme is a blank theme, developer ready, focused on the markup without styles, that already includes all the Ghost features for you to customize or remove in order to create your own theme.
This blank theme in particular is very simple, so you might be spending time in the styling part with CSS/SASS/LESS rather than working on the markup. And if you want to move stuff around, you'll find it's easy with the Pale Ghost theme as it is well deconstructed into different
.hbs files for an easy development.
It also includes everything a Ghost theme can deliver, just as Casper, but with a simple implementation. The goal with this theme is to avoid the part where we as developers smack things down before actually building up.
For a more technical description of what this blank theme includes you can check the Pale Ghost theme's GitHub page.
You can download this blank Ghost theme from the Pale Ghost theme's GitHub page, where you'll find the "Releases" section.