I never really considered shifting my blog to a different platform as I am lazy and my previous attempts ended up wasting my time. But then I got bored of using blogger interface to write posts. Apart from the fact that you don't have to take care of hosting, everything else in Blogger is a disaster for me.
- Ugly themes
- Bad editor
- Ugly themes :P
- Bad editor XD
So I thought of shifting to some other solution. My decision parameters were:-
- I want free and reliable hosting for the blog because I dont want to run around fixing stuff.
- I should be able to write posts in markdown.
- I want to theme my blog ground up.
Jekyll is something which is suitable for me:-
- Github pages can be used for hosting.
- Redcarpet markdown.
- Nice templating engine.
How I got this blog running?
Install Jekyll in your system & don't forget to add ~/.gem/ruby/.../bin to your PATH variable
:::bash gem install jekyll
Visit jekyll docs on how to use jekyll
Checkout github pages on hosting your new jekyll blog
Also visit this to use custom domain etc..
Check out the source code of my blog to see how social buttons, comments etc.. are implemented