I originally fired up Panic’s wonderful Coda and, as an exercise in Ruby on Rails, started developing my own blog from scratch. Rails and Coda are so productive that it’s easy to get the basics completed quickly.
So why am I here at Blogger? Because it’s those last little bits that are a real pain. What’s lacking in the equation is time. Creating a good commenting system is what finally propelled me to “outsource” the programming to Google. :)