When I started to see different ways to run my personal website I reviewed a lot of the most popular and not popular cms, platforms, framework, static generators and more. At the end I selected Jekyll hosted on Github pages and now I am seeing it was the best decision. The unique thing missing on Github pages is the support for SSL certs but in other points all the service related to pages from Github is incredible.
Github pages is awesome as same as Github gists, but what about if I could combine the awesomenes of both in on idea (an static generator, of course). I started to create a static blog that will be hosted on Github pages and will use Github gist as posts using the Github api to get them. Sounds good, isn’t it?
The result was Blist that borns from Blog + Gist, I know it’s a really bad name but that was I could imagine in that moment. It’s an static blog generator that retreive listed gits id from a js in main directory of your blog. Then it parse as markdown to html file and show it as blog post.