Choosing a blogging tool


Been looking for a while at blogging tools, still no entirely sure which one to go with. Movable Type is out of the question (mostly because I'm too lazy). I was giving some serious thought to WordPress, a lot of its users seem pretty pleased with it. Of course, it used MySQL and I really want to avoid using a database.

And NO I don't want to use Blogger, thank you very much ;)

I guess this brings me to a point on 'data independence'. I'm highly critical of sites or software that take your data and lock it up so if in future you want to migrate to another platform or software package, it's either painfully difficult or simply impossible. Call me paranoid, but that's exactly why The Rubenerd Show site still uses Perl scripts that I write myself, because if at any time I want to change it's much easier for me to do.

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