Hugo on Github Pages A couple of years ago, I learned of Jekyll and Github Pages. I was immediately hooked on the idea. The notion of a simple, static blog as opposed to the (warning: opinion) bloated and insecure WordPress option, was incredibly appealing to me. I’m not a Ruby person, but Jekyll was fairly straightforward to set up and run locally. Having a free site in the form of Github Pages gave me a place to blog about techie stuff.