WARNING: It is NOT a complete comparation between Jekyll and Ghost, it is just my personal taste.
I use Octopress before, it is an enhenced Jekyll, but it hasn't been maintained anymore, and its themes are really few, I am a lazy engineer, I don't want to create my own, I didn't write CSS for a really long time.
One day I find AethuerWu migrated his blog from hexo to Ghost, then I realized that I should try Ghost. I knew Ghost from kickstarter, I was amazed by its elegant design, but I didn't try it then, becuase I don't like to use a heavy blog system like wordpress which have a server side program.
After I try Ghost, I found I fall in love with it. The most part I like most is its design and markdown support. I know wordpress can support markdown, but it is heavy for me.
I love it becuase of:
- Its elegant design and some beautiful template.
- Its markdown editor is cool, It makes me want to write.
- I want to try something new.
Ghost is not a perfect blog system, I have to admit that.
- There is no offline editor for it, but it has api to archive that, maybe I will implement one for my Mac.
- Theme system is not extensible. Most theme have to edit template file by hand, I can't edit it in control pannel.
- Markdown support it limited, it use standard markdown, table syntax is not supported. OMG.
- I have to host ghost myself. I could use http://ghost.org to host my blog, but I don't want to pay money for it now.
Ghost is an opensource project, so everyone can join and make it better.
I didn't follow Ghost community, I know Ghost meant to be simple and easy to use. If they implement any needs users want It might be the next wordpress...
Anyway, I enjoy ghost.