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Great post and very timely for me. I’ve moved away from WordPress for my personal site and thought I’d give Jekyll/GitHub pages a go.

Getting Jekyll set up and working locally felt like torture. I have an irrational fear of the command line and this seemed like the only way to install it.

After many tears, installations of the latest version of Ruby, Sudo, command line tools in Xcode, JSON and rdiscount I started to wonder why the hell I bothered!

I stuck with it and got through the other side will all my limbs and my sanity intact. I’d say the hassle of initial setup is well worth it.

I’ve got loads more to learn and explore but it feels so nice not having to tip-toe around PHP snippets to build webpages.

Do it today Dessy!