In her blog kathleen describes how she decided on blogware vs TypePad. I use blogware to host this blog and I think its great. One of the features I like is that I often use the public view of the blog when I am browing around, finding old articles etc. As an author of the blog, I see some extra options, see below:
For example I see the integration the “Post New Entry” and “Edit Entry” links and the “Post New Entry” link automatically sets up the category for you based on where you are in the blog at the time.
The edit link is also good because you can do a search to find and old article and then edit it with a single click. I particularly like this because often when I want to send someone a link to an old article I go to my blog, search for it and then see an error I want to correct :-).
I just wish I could buy it and install it behind the firewall as well.