If you're looking for a simple way to create a blog, Hari KT has just posted a great tutorial on using Zend framework 1.9 to do just that. You can find his tutorial here:

http://www.harikt.com/content/simple-blog-using-zend-framework-19

Hari says that this is just that--a simple way of creating a basic blogging system, nothing extravagant. Using the the command-line "zf" tool, he does most of the work. Visit his own blog for all the details!