I started this journey looking for a means to create a blog, in an OS X and iOS centric environment, that didn't involve using Wordpress or having to edit HTML directly (if I could help it.) That lead me to finding [Octopress](http://octopress.org) and in order to use Octopress I discovered [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) and [git](http://git-scm.com). In this blog post I describe the processes I have for creating, editing, deploying, managing and controlling content for my Octopress blogs.
Individually checking each blog on the growing list of blogs that I follow was becoming tedious. So I thought I would use RSS feeds to get notified when new articles appeared. Within days of that epiphany, as I'm looking for a means to implement a solution, fellow [CALUG](http://calug.org) member Chuck Frain posted about TT-RSS as a potential solution to Google's announced closure of Google Reader. So I thought I would give TT-RSS a try.