Finally got the new blog up and running. But I feel like I've learned a lot about modern python development (github, pip, virtualenv, etc.), which was the main impetus behind doing this conversion.
This blog is now a static site that's generated using Pelican, stored on my GitHub repository and served up through my Amazon S3 bucket that I just point my domain at. Ideally I will automate this to the point that a git commit will trigger a Pelican build and then a s3cmd.rb script that syncs up the generated files. Not sure if I want to make that one or two steps though.
But, expect more to come of this!