SuperSimpleNews is a news script for Web sites. It doesn't require a database, since all news articles are stored in simple CSV files. It includes a password protected administrative backend for adding, editing, and deleting articles. widgEditor is used for editing the text. Example scripts are included to get you setup quickly. RSS support is included by default.
So called "me" links are a way to connect your different social network profile pages together so that services like Google's Social Graph will identify them as belonging to the same person. Adding "me" links from your blog to all your profile pages makes your blog a well connected hub in your piece of the 'net. melinks is a PyBlosxom plugin that adds a $melinks template variable.
StupidZombie is a tool that can be used to "ping" several directories to notify then about a blog update. It does not need to be run from a Web page like Blogger or Wordpress. You can run StupidZombie from a cron job or using Java WebStart. Also, StupidZombie has a simple tag generator from directories that support it.
Banjo is a blogging application with bells and whistles, written using the Django framework. It supports caching and skinning. It is suitable for any blog, but is most appropriate for integration into an existing Django application, such as a Satchmo store or a forum. It supports multiple blogs from one installation, each with their own skin. The blogs can be served from unique domain names, from subdirectories, or from subdomains with equal ease, without special configuration. Trackback and Pingback are supported and you can use standard blogging tools such as Ecto, Mars Edit, or ScribeFire to post to the blog.