This is my current Jekyll workflow.
Since I update my blog from multiple computers, the first step is to sync with latest from GitHub:
Yes, I almost always fetch instead of pull, because if I had forgotten I’d made local changes, I
don’t want a merge commit (even true when working in a group). That’s the reason for the rebase; I
git merge --ff-only ... instead, which would either do a fast-forward or stop if
there are changes that need to be merged.
Now that I’m up to date, I need to run a local jekyll server so I can preview what I’m doing:
--drafts because I invariably have one or more draft articles, and I won’t see them
Now I edit posts. Currently I just do it the “hard” way, by typing everything; no help from rake or the like. I expect I’ll get fancier as I write more.
When I’m done for a bit, I stop the jekyll server, bake what I have, and commit:
And since all of this is repetitive, I’ll soon look into one of the systems that automates this a little (I’ve seen hints of this), or I’ll write something myself.