I've gradually refined my method of running this website and posting, in no part as a result of reading A plea for baked blogs and prompted by the article on Egg Freckles in praise of RapidWeaver. My particular method allows mobile posting, and does not require a DropBox sync as with Second Crack. It's relatively easy to post images as well, all of which are hosted directly on my server.
OK, Stacey does use a lightweight php installation on your server, but everything is .txt file based (written using Markdown syntax generally) so I can write from wherever. When mobile blogging, the thumbnail is cropped in Photos and resized when uploaded with FTP On The Go, or resized in TiltShift with or without processing.
- TiltShift Generator
Stacey is very adaptable and to my mind has a number of advantages over some other blogging tools, one major one is that it does the article page linking and I've easily worked out the geo-referencing for articles.
As a final note, I will put a shout out to scriptogr.am, looks a very interesting, hassle free DropBox development.