Some people at Hacker School were asking for advice / directions for how to set up a blog. So here are some directions for a simple possible way!
There are lots of ways to set up a blog. This way will let you write
posts with Markdown, version them with Git, publish them with
push origin gh-pages, and, most importantly, think for exactly 0
seconds about what your site should look like. You’ll need a working
Ruby environment which is the hardest part. I use
manage my Ruby. I have spent months being confused about how to make
Ruby work, so If you also need to set up Ruby it will take more than 5
minutes and this will be a total lie.
But! If you do, there is no excuse for you to not have a blog within 5 minutes (or at least not more than an hour). It took me 40 minutes but that was because I was also writing this blog post.
I used to worry a lot about what my website looked like, and then I realized if I wrote interesting blog posts basically nobody cared!