Last trip of the year!
It’s increasingly clear that WordPress (steered by Automattic) isn’t particularly interested in blogging anymore. I agree that a solid, open source, turnkey solution for IndieWeb compatible personal websites is important. I also think Eddie is right that having several would be even better.
We have a great start in Known, which is what I use on my website, but we badly need more contributors. If you’re looking for a place to dive in and help solve this problem, I would highly encourage you to take a look at Known!