Github Pages is a jekyll blogging host. Create a new repo named username.github.io and push a jekyll site into it. It’ll be rendered and published in a few seconds (some times minutes)

In order to write, You need only git and an editor. jekyll and ruby isn’t necessary installed locally.

Why?

Simple workflow. Write, commit, push!

other reasons

quirks

run locally

using rbenv, jekyll plugins or octopress