I've finally gotten around to creating a blog with Pelican. Pelican is a simple static site generator, written in Python.
I've found it very easy to use, and since the site is static, it can be hosted with GitHub pages.
> pip install pelican
> pelican-themes --install pelican-alchemy/
> pelican -r
The -r will cause it to autoreload if changes are made to the content.
You can use -o to specify the output folder.
If you didn't specify a theme with pelican-themes, you may with -t
--relative-urls can either be specified here, or in pelicanconf.py for development:
RELATIVE_URLS = True
> make serve
This will cd into the output directory and run the module pelican.server
(cd /home/charcol/whatever/else/here/output && python -m pelican.server)