Posterous just doesn’t support markdown very well, and every time I felt like writing a blog entry I would get frustrated. So after a couple people have expressed their pleasure with tools like jekyll using github pages. I decided to give it a go.
I love this setup. I tried jumping in with octopress without the rtfm. Having never setup github pages before i mucked up by creating a project site vs a user site, but once I fixed that (by creating a spheromak.github.com repo) everything clicked in.
Pulling old posterous posts down into jekyll was simple, and now im off and running with real markdown blog. Backed by git, and I am happier for it.