This is my first blog post! I setup up my blog using Octopress, which was incredibly easy. They’ve got some great guides on their site, but just to give you a sense of exactly how easy it is, I simply:
- Created a repository on github named a-warner.github.com - the standard naming conventions that Github Pages expects if I want a-warner.github.com to resolve to this blog
- Cloned Octopress via
git clone git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git a-warner.github.com, ran
- Next step was to run
- Then it’s as simple as
- Creating this blog post just involved running
rake new_post["My first blog post"]
The writing process is extremely simple - just run
rake preview until it looks right, and then
rake deploy after committing your changes.
Not that I should be surprised, but using Octopress is really a breeze, and I highly recommend it to anybody looking to crank out a quick blog with minimal setup and maintenance.