Blogging with Gist
Gist simplicity can turn blogging into a liberating experience.
How it works
A Gist post is a collection of one or more files. To use it as a blog, simply create a markdown (.md) file for each post and you're set.
If you're like me who also use Gist to share non non-blogging content, simply append
#blog to blog Gist titles. Doing so allows us to search blog posts:
Filters that work in Gist search.
|stars:>100||with more than 100 stars|
|NOT #misc||not containing
|forks:<200||with less than 200 forks|
|size:1000..4000||having a file between 1000kb and 4000kb|
|size:>4000||having a file larger than 4000kb|
|#blog user:ww9||My blog posts|
|stars:>100 extension:go||.go gists with more than 100 stars|
Users can upload images in comments simply copying and pasting the image using CTRL+V. Drag-n-Drop works as well. I guess this wont work on mobile phones.
You can delete any comment from your gists.
- Multiple files in a post are listed in alphabetical order. To make a file appear first on the list, prepend its name with a space. To make it appear last, prepend filename with
~. Numbers also work.
|GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec||Comprehensive|
|Stackedit - online markdown editor||Feature rich with live preview. Publishes to Github (haven't tested).|
|Minimalist Online Markdown Editor||Fast with live preview.|
Formatting with Markdown
See my other gist called Gist Markdown Examples for ways to format posts in Gist.
This would address many of your cons!
I've been looking for a way to have a blog on my static personal site, this seems like a pretty interesting option