This blog was created in preparation for my trip to Europe in about 3 weeks. I wanted to see how difficult it would be to make a blog that could be updated on the go, version controlled with git, and would not require me to log into a laptop or server to make changes.
I ended up using PageUp (link in the footer), along with Github Gists (also linked in the footer) to make a mostly useful platform. New changes are pushed to Github, my personal server pulls those changes every 10 minutes, and this page is rebuilt pretty painlessly.
Best of all: with a git client on my phone I can make updates anywhere that has a signal and I don't need to bust my laptop out. I wrote this post while I was on the toilet!
It wasn't as easy as using an established platform like Twitter, but just like with everything I try to make, I put something together I would want to use and interact with. If a friend started a liveblog for a specific event I would follow it over their Twitter feed any day. Plus I don't have to deal with the character limit of Twitter.