Geeklog is the weblog software that concentrates on performance, privacy, and security. It features Web-based administration, surveys (polls), user-customizable boxes, a friendly administration GUI with a topic manager, an option to edit or delete stories, an option to delete comments, a search engine, backend/headlines generation (RSS/Atom format), calendaring, and much more.
Sandbox is a personal Web site package that provides you with a blog, image gallery, file download area, and the ability to create miscellaneous custom Web pages. Many other blog/Web site packages like Wordpress only do one thing. Most blog packages do not also provide a good image gallery or a good downloads module. You can get these things in separate packages, but integrating them into one site is difficult, involving code bridges and incompatible skinning systems. Sandbox aims to have all of these things integrated into one package.
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.