After a long time of waiting to write my own blog software like true hackers with infinite time do (and those irritated by Wordpress), I bit the bullet and installed blorg - a very low overhead emacs blog engine - on top of org-mode that I happen to use as an organizer. Blorg basically converts an org mode buffer to html files so it is completely static: send me email if you have comments, I have no desire to maintain a more complex solution with comment filtering.

Small fixes had to be made for blorg to be able to deal with org-mode 5.17a and I only had time to bring it to some basic level of functionality. That said here is the blorg.el file I'm using right now.