I have tried writing blogs about code several times. Usually, I get annoyed and stop pretty quickly because it is no fun using WYSIWYGs, creating Gists for code snippets, etc.

But I have so much to say about everything! What is a dude supposed to do?

Ideally, I’d like to be able to do things like I do at work when writing READMEs.

  1. use my editor
  2. write Markdown
  3. show formatted codes snippets easily

Thankfully, I ran across Trisha Gee’s post about how convenient Blogger is, but how it kind of sucks. This lead me to GitHub pages and Jekyll.

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It generates static files, so there’s no db or backend to worrry about. It’s super simple. A new post is just a text file. It supports templates, comes with a built in server, has a dev mode… It’s freaking awesome.

After playing with it for just a few minutes, I’m ready to rock. Jekyll is going to make it really easy to write a blog about code. Now what should we write about first?