I've been blogging with blosxom for over two years now, and I've found it fits my needs for just about everything I need.
It's simple to extend and modify to fit my purposes. For example, I was getting comment spam, and I added my own hacks to require a simplified captcha system.
I added a hack to close comments on articles older than the previous month.
I recently added a web administration form that allows me to add and edit blog entries remotely.
While I was putting together this form I thought, "you know, it'd be nice not to have to use touch -t to fix timestamps when I find/fix a typo or add an UPDATED
entry to a previous post." (Astute readers will note my discovery of touch -t
two years ago.)
As I was contemplating the unpleasantness of unix epoch timestamps and perl's utime function and providing myself with a human-friendly UI in my admin form, I thought "this sounds quite a bit like reinventing the wheel".
And I was right. It looks like the entries index
plugin (which sadly pre-dates my blog) does effectively what I need.