A few years back I had a Wordpress blog, and while it made it easy to setup and post, it required a lot of maintenance, was harder to control specific page formats, and was really bloated for what I needed. After a little research, I decided to go with Jekyll as a blogging platform. It is a ruby application that generates a static web site, but it is flexible enough to allow for a lot of customization.
There is quite a bit of documentation out there for setting up a blog with Jekyll, but below are all the steps I took to get my blog 'up and a runnin':
by Shayla Sawchenko