On his blog today Victor Farazdagi introduces a new tool he's developed to help make the creation of static sites even easier - Phrozn, a static site generator that takes content and wraps it in a site's template and structure and outputs it for easy integration.
He gives the example of being able to write the content in VIM and run a single application - Phrozn - and generate the new page to add to the site. He sees it as a good alternative to something like WordPress where most people only use 1% of the functionality it offers. You can find out more about the project by looking into its documentation or you can just dive into the code by grabbing it from github. As a side note, several other tools, like Jekyll are "blog aware" and can be used similarly.