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.
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.
TurnKey Movable Type Appliance is a server appliance for the Movable Type content publishing system. It includes support for multiple weblogs, landing pages, categories and sub-categories, tags, and an integrated file manager. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. Security patches are automatically installed. It provides a Web management interface, configuration console, and an AJAX Web shell. To minimize footprint the appliance is built from the ground up with the minimum required components. It runs everywhere thanks to multiple build formats, including an installable live CD, a VMDK with OVF support, and an Amazon EC2 AMI.
Xpostulate is a blog/microblogging client that posts to Livejournal, InsaneJournal, IziBlog.net, DeadJournal, Scribbld, Inksome, Wordpress, and DreamWidth. It can tweet to twitter.com and dent to identi.ca so that you can announce new articles. This is all done via one interface, saving your login information for each, and thus simplifying cross-posting to your various social networking sites.
PySite is not a CMS in the traditional sense. Rather, you manage the contents of a Web site via a file manager interface, which gives you access to all settings (pages, styles, plugins, etc.). Compose your pages with Jinja templates, and edit your code comfortably with syntax highlighting in the ACE editor. You may write your stylesheets in Sass and let the integrated compiler write CSS files. PySite also contains a facility to manage virtual mailboxes, in case you maintain your own SMTP and IMAP server, e.g. with Postfix and Dovecot.
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.