I have been contemplating starting this blog for some time. Mainly, it has been a debate over what tool to use. It seemed essential to use some decent content management system, to get features like keyword tagging and comment fields without wasting effort. In contrast, the prospect of having to use a web interface to type the contents was discouraging.
The solution displayed itself last week. I found the Blogit plugin for vim. At last I can get started, enjoying the benefit of a proper blog management system, while still typing my posts in a familiar editor.
There is also a python module to exploit the XML-RPC interface of WordPress. I trust it will solve my problem when I need to bulk process images or other material.
It looks promising. I will get started.