After years of using Wordpress I have finally made the leap away from the bloat back to what was really all I needed for a blog, the basics. While I never ran into any issues with WordPress, the hassles to maintain it for no benefit have finally worn me down enough to say screw it lets find something better.
All the features I need are available with pelican and just setting up your theme how you desire. Still sorting out some formatting quirks going to the new layout, but overall I have to say this was shockingly painless. Could not have gone any smoother.
More to come on pelican at some point. Life and work has gotten in the way of posting as much as I was but should change here soon. Keep a look out for more soon.