Blogging Toolkit

A collection of links to help you get setup with Open Source blogging.

How-To Series

  • Part 1 - Why I’m using open source and an overview of my blog setup
  • Part 2 - Getting started with a step-by-step guide
  • Part 3 - Securing your Content and Going Live with GitHub Pages
  • Part 4 - Tips & Tricks with Jekyll and Markdown editing


GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service & uses Jekyll as the default generator to build websites from a GitHub repository.


GitHub provides repository hosting for software development version control using Git.


Git is a distributed version-control system for tracking changes in source code during software development.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a source-code editor developed by Microsoft with support for Git and Markdown editing.


Jekyll is an open source static site generator built as a Ruby Gem and integrated into GitHub Pages.


Ruby is an open source Programming Language.

Minimal Mistakes - Jekyll Theme

Minimal Mistakes by Michael Rose is the Jekyll theme I currently use for this site.


CloudSkew is a tool I currently use to create diagrams via a web browser.