- Etimology :)
- You can have all kinds of dynamic content on your page, e.g. lightbox handles filegalleries, and disqus could also handle comments. For the sake of my readers I try do not leak visitors info to 3rd parties (I failed earlier, but changed policies since then). So no comments on my blog. But the server storage is read only, no funky dbs or code running.
- It's perfect if you rent some minimalistic vm's or ftp accounts to host your site, a big cms needs much more resources - money. Utterson is a good example on what is possible without a CMS and database storage.
- You write your posts in your favourite editor - not in some textarea or js editor. The formatting is done using textile or markdown or whatever wiki compiler your editor has built-in.
- The whole thing is generated using a self-generating makefile. which keeps the code very small. And here's the generator in ksh (proudly without perl, php, python, etc)! ;) the makefile recognizes if one of it's dependenies changed and regenerates itself accordingly.
- I sure don't worry about automated worms looking for utterson installations. :)