Rahul's Blog

I share my hacking experience here.

Hello World: Why Use Github Pages for Blogging?

Hello World! This is my very first blog post on this platform.

So, here are the reasons why I choose Github pages and Octopress. 1. Github’s content policy is pretty straight forward.

  1. Octopress is very popular among hackers.

  2. It’s fun to setup blog with github pages using Octopress.

  3. Because Wordpress is way too mainstream :P

  4. Easy to deploy: You just need to two commands(rake generate and rake deploy) to deploy your changes.

  5. Markdown: It’s pretty straight forward plus you can even use HTML if you are not comfortable with Markdown syntax.

  6. Better control: You don’t have to use online interface to blog. You can write post locally in your favorite text editor. How cool is that?

  7. Vast number of cool plugins: Specially for code sharing :D

  8. Ruby: Built by awesome Rubyists.

  9. It’s awesome!

Coming up: How to set up your first blog with github pages and octopress.