I can't find any blogging client for linux that is currently maintained (and none in the software packager that I could find). I did a search for this and found a number of websites mentioning some, but here was the results:
- Drivel - last update 2009!
BloGTK - "website can't be reached"
KBlogger - don't use KDE, so prefer not to install
Blogilo - also KDE based
Gnome Blog Editor - appears to no longer be available
BTW, I'd like something simple, basic -- easy for a beginner.