For quite some time I have wanted to self-host my blog. However I did not feel like administering a dynamic system, such as Wordpress, that is in constant need of patches and upgrades. Hence a static blog generator was an obvious choice. As a Python developer I have a slight preference for a system written in Python. Blogofile is such a system and seems to be gaining some traction within the Python community lately. For good reason: it is well documented, actively developed and easy to work with. However, when I found out Armin Ronacher wrote an even simpler system I knew I had found what I was looking for: rstblog
rstblog is a very simple script that allows you to write your posts in reStructuredText. It is however lacking in documentation. Fortunately Morten Siebuhr wrote a blog post on using rstblog that should get you up and running in no-time. At least, it did for me.