If you are tech geek and want to blog, Static web pages hosted on github or S3 for free to low cost seemed the right approach. Writing blogs using Markdown offers the right combination of fun, ease of use and flexibility. I can even add
code in my blog without HTML markup cluttering my content. No wonder Jekell / Octopress is very popular amoung tech geeks writing blogs and hosting in github / S3.
I use Python a lot and really love IPython Notebooks. I would like write my blogs in IPython notebooks and publish them. This basically came down to two choices - Pelican and Nikola. Both are static blog generator and have integration with IPython notebooks. In this post, I try to rationale, why I choose Nikola and how you can set it up and start blogging using IPython Notebooks.