This is a brief summary of the steps I had to take when setting up my blog. There probably isn't too much revolutionary here but perhaps can help some people avoid some of the pitfalls or confusions that I encountered.
I wanted things to be quick, easy and as paint free as possible and after looking at things settled on a standard ish jekyll setup for github pages. The free hosting on github obviously a big plus as you are simply pushing up static files onto their infrastucture and the process is dead simple.
Writing posts in markdown also made a lot of sense to from a usability perspective. I'm comfortable working with it and it afforda lots