I have already done a lot of ranting and raving about Blogger and WordPress.
Although I consider these two to be the leaders of the blogging pack (by a large margin), I did run across a blog using Simple PHP Blog, and was impressed. It doesn’t have all the crazy features like the other two, but it does have a feature which really attracted my attention. On the bottom of every post there are five dots, and you can rate the post 1 to 5. This way, people can interact with your posts and website without actually having to write a comment.
Don’t get me wrong, the comment function is still intact, but the percent of comments compared to visitors is tiny, while the percent of “ratings” to visitors is much higher.
Another note: Simple PHP Blog isn’t database driven. You can run it on a server without needing a database!
If anyone ends up using this system, please let me know how it goes.