Freshly Installed Jekyll
I’ve just finished getting an initial blog setup using Heroku to host it, and Jekyll to create a static site. I’m impressed so far. Obviously, the site needs a bit of styling done to it, but the nice thing is that I can easily rerun Jekyll to recreate it with the added styling.
So, welcome to my blog!
I’m considering writing up a bit about getting it all working, although I have noticed that there are a few blog posts around that probably have plenty of information. I used a couple to get this far - specifically the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a blog post blogging for hackers by Alexandru Nedelcu, a blog on migrating from wordpress to jekyll, and the Jekyll usage instructions.
I have only got the bare essentials working right now, and still intend to make use of Google App Engine to act as a CDN as mentioned in Alexandru’s post. It’s actually pretty impressive that his (free) setup continued to work when he got a pretty large number (10,000) of visits in one day.
Anyway, I’m happy with what I’ve got so far, in that the system allows me to blog (we’ll see if I do…), and mess around with the site, without worrying about accidentally losing my posts - they’re hosted on GitHub, and on Heroku which is itself a git host.
Thanks for reading!