The first question you’ll probably ask is why I didn’t go with typo or mephisto. While I have to admit I haven’t tried them myself, I decided to use WordPress based on the maturity of the software and size of the userbase. I think this is a pragmatic choice for a piece of software I want to use on my site.
WordPress has a nice feature packed management interface. It also supports themes and I found I could customize it to fit in with my site without editing any of the files that come with the main distribution. This means I can automate upgrading of WordPress when future versions (with security fixes) are released.