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Introduction to GistLog

So, you might be asking yourself, what is GistLog?

GistLog is a blogging "platform" for people who want to quickly write and publish content, in Markdown, and don't want to bother with yet another platform and yet another login and yet another group hoarding their content. With GistLog, you use your pre-existing GitHub login, you store the data in your own GitHub account, and you can publish with a single click.

Using GistLog

  1. Create a public gist with a single file using Markdown. Set the gist description to be the title of your blog post
  2. Copy the gist URL, and paste it into the text box on the GistLog create page
  3. Copy your resulting URL and share it as your blog post—note that it will be in the form of https://gistlog.co/your-github-username/gist-id
  4. If you want to have your own GistLog landing page (e.g. gistlog.co/mattstauffer), read all about it

What's coming next?

In addition to adding some sugar to the presentation layer, and hooking into GitHub comments without having to visit the Gist page, we're also hoping to transform GistLog to become the sole place you need to go to create a Gist-backed, Markdown-formatted, blog.

Everything's out in the open, so check out the GitHub Repo if you want.

Enjoy!

-Matt Stauffer & Adam Wathan of Tighten

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@tonydew tonydew commented Feb 19, 2015

This is great, thank you! The screencast of the http://gistlog.co spike to MVP was really interesting too...

But I admit that I'm mostly adding this comment to see how they look in site. 😄

EDIT Oops. No markdown support in comments yet. Maybe I'll do a PR? 😊

By the way, feel free to delete this comment if you like. I will not be offended.

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@russweas russweas commented Feb 20, 2015

Cool tutorial!

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@ravanscafi ravanscafi commented Feb 20, 2015

Awesome! Looking forward to watch the whole video this weekend.

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@mattstauffer mattstauffer commented Feb 20, 2015

Man, it's frustrating that I'm not getting notifications about these comments. Sorry folks! Great thinking on a PR to add markdown parsing to the comments. Didn't even think of that! Thanks @tonydew!

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@remoblaser remoblaser commented Feb 23, 2015

Cool stuff! The screencast was pretty nice! For the people using a Wordpress blog it would be cool to have a Widget in the Dashboard to create a Post out of a gist.

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@mattstauffer mattstauffer commented Feb 24, 2015

@tonydew: OK, we have Markdown comment support now! :)

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@miguelsaddress miguelsaddress commented Feb 24, 2015

This is super COOL

Thank you so much 💃

It is just missing to accept _emoji_

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@eezhal92 eezhal92 commented May 2, 2015

simple but interesting. great job matt! do you plan to add some cool features in the future?

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@RobinMalfait RobinMalfait commented Jul 5, 2015

Will there be a way to embed it on your own website?

Or, have multiple files in that gist and that each gist is a blog post or something?

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@budmc29 budmc29 commented Aug 1, 2015

I was nice to see someone how someone else thinks and codes a project. Keep up the good work, and maybe you can make more screencasts in the future.

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@ezynda3 ezynda3 commented Aug 26, 2015

This is awesome!

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@sanathks sanathks commented Dec 22, 2015

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@gjrdiesel gjrdiesel commented Feb 25, 2016

Interesting!

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@gopalindians gopalindians commented Jul 1, 2016

hey it's awesome

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@felipsmartins felipsmartins commented Aug 16, 2016

So good!

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@ShawnMcCool ShawnMcCool commented Jan 9, 2017

This looks better than my current blogging solution for sure.

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@timacdonald timacdonald commented Jan 13, 2017

Freaking geniuses! Love this idea

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@jagroop jagroop commented Feb 23, 2017

Simply Awesome !! :)

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@ninja-webdev ninja-webdev commented May 20, 2017

Feature request: Frontmatter parsing for meta/SEO purposes (including og:image etc)

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@billwaddyjr billwaddyjr commented Jul 10, 2017

Intriguing!

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@juniorb2ss juniorb2ss commented Aug 2, 2017

Niceee!

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@andytruong andytruong commented Jan 10, 2018

Great app (:

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@deanius deanius commented Apr 6, 2018

Good idea - the first page I attempted to view looked pretty dicey though, don't know why the malfunction - too many code examples?

https://gistlog.co/deanius/b12fd1191990b5a95d86d13c2e9e7980

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@JoseCage JoseCage commented Jan 24, 2019

I think it's good too if you display the existing posts in the home page.

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@sheldonhull sheldonhull commented Dec 20, 2019

This is cool. Side note, might also encourage folks with asciidoc support. As a long time user of markdown, I've started using more asciidoc, which gist's fully support! This provides a bit more functionality, and ability to override content handling for specific environments like gist vs rendering in another way. I just created an asciidoc based file and it rendered great in gist. The gistpad didn't seem to like the rendering though.

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@AlexanderSix AlexanderSix commented Dec 31, 2019

Looks really great! Love the idea!

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@Sardonyx78 Sardonyx78 commented Feb 10, 2021

This is so cool!

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