The problem Some time ago, I started a blog. I actually did not post a whole lot of stuff though. I was using Jekyll, but my set-up was rather brittle and there were a few problems: I could not use R Markdown directly. I always had to knitr manually to get plain Markdown from my R Markdown files and then use them as input for Jekyll. Since the majority of my posts involved at least some R code, this was not a very elegant thing to do.