so i finally got gnome-blog working from CVS. i had some troubles at first because my box (running debian) was trying to use an older version of automake. however, i fixed this and now have things working properly.
my next task is to tweak gnome-blog so that it works-for-me. one feature i'd like to see is editing of previous posts. but my first hack is to add title tags to the bloggerAPI module (since drupal groks those).
consider this post a test.