If you have a blog that you no longer wish to keep interactive, you can use two little command-line utilities, wget and rsync, to easily convert your blog into a static site.
Wget is a handy little tool that we've featured before as a way to mirror an entire website, schedule downloads, automatically download music and more. It's available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux (usually installed already).
This tip from One Thing Well for converting a blog into a static site involves really only two commands. In wget:
wget -m -p -P ~/website example.com
And then later, after the download finishes, in rsync:
rsync -avz --delete ~/website/ [email protected]:path/to/website
Wgetting a Website [One Thing Well]