Is there anything simpler than setting up a static blog on GitHub pages?

Still, it took some reading to set up this blog. What I should have done, as a gist:

gem install jekyll
gem install bundler
jekyll new

Then, create the marians/ repository on GitHub. To add my site content:

git init
git add .
git remote add origin
git commit -a -m "Raw jekyll site"
git push -u origin master


  • In the settings for the repository, I set the Source for GitHub Pages to the master branch and hit the Save button next to it.
  • Configured the custom domain entry on the settings page to
  • Set up a CNAME for pointing to in my DNS provider’s admin UI

Check out the GitHub repository for this blog for configuration details.