This is the second part in a multi-part series on how I built this site. In the last post, we set up our development environment including Python, a new virtual environment, installed the pelican and markdown packages and set up git. In this post, we will use the
pelican-quickstart command to get the blog off the ground. We are also going to create a first_post.md file and serve up the website locally so we can take a look at it.