Update: view the full Snipt blogging documentation here.

Snipt has always been the best place to store and share your code & command snippets, but with the introduction of Markdown syntax support, we realized that Snipt would also make an amazingly simple blog engine.

So we baked a blogging engine into Snipt. We're focused on making Snipt "the programmer's publishing platform". Lots of programmers are interested in publishing their thoughts on their own blog, and we want to help foster that sharing of knowledge. So, every Snipt member now gets their own blog at username.snipt.net, automatically.

Here's how it works:

When creating or editing a snipt, you can mark it as "Blog post". If you mark a snipt as both "Blog post" and "Public", that snipt will appear on your automatically-generated blog at [your-username].snipt.net.

For an example of a full, working blog that's completely powered by Snipt, check out http://nicksergeant.com.

To get that sidebar content to show up, simply create a Snipt with a title of "Sidebar", and it'll appear in the sidebar of your blog. That snipt doesn't need to be public or marked as a blog post for it to work.

To embed other snipts as embedded code into your posts, simply mark your blog post as type "Markdown", and add the following to your post:


...where the 32-char alpha-numeric code is the "key" for your snipt. We're going to add a way for you to quickly add embedded snipts by searching, but for now you can view-source on your snipt detail page and search for the word "key". You'll find it :)

Over the coming weeks, we're going to offer Pro accounts that will let you map custom domains to your blog, as well as remove all ads from Snipt and all Snipt blogs (and permanently remove ads from your public-facing blog. Stay tuned to this blog for updates (or follow us at @snipt).