Man, Pelican is actually a really good static blog generator, after you get past the huge learning curve and optional huge development curve for making/stealing your theme.
Potential (mis)features, depending on your point of view:
* no fricking npm dependencies
* is python, so you need a virtualenv and pip or whatever to install it
* has its own change-following dev server
* will sftp/rsync yr blog to your server on command