I’ve been using GitHub Pages with a site of my own design, showing a list of my repos as an early try at Bootstrap, for a while. I’ve blogged on other systems, like Blogger, but decided to try Jekyll.
My first pass was to try to get this working specifically as jacoby.github.io/blog, keeping that first page as mine, and MAN it would not go.
Looks good so far. I think I’ll have to make some things to automate the page creation and memorize some markdown, but I like.