Hello Folks,

This is my first post and I’m really excited. I’m pretty sure I’ll write a lot more interesting things in the future. C’mon Let’s build an awesome blog with GatsbyJS in less than 5 minutes.

What is GatsbyJS?

GatsbyJS is a static site generator, based on React that helps us build blazing fast sites with ease. If you’re interested to learn more about it, refer docs.

It’s open-source and has a large community. Gatsby has tons of good looking, minimalistic, responsive starters that help us to get started with Gatsby. In this post, we will be using one of the starter to create our blog.


To create a gatsby project, we need gatsby-cli.

npm install -g gatsby-cli

After installing gatsby, we need a starter to get our project up and running. Choose your starter from here. In this post, I will be using gatsby-starter-lumen, it is very light-weight and minimal.

gatsby new name-of-your-blog https://github.com/alxshelepenok/gatsby-starter-lumen

Start Developing

cd name-of-your-blog

gatsby develop

Open the source code and start editing!

Your site is now running at http://localhost:8000

Edit Content

Go to Content/Posts folder and you will see a list of markdown files. All the posts of your blog should be written in markdown.

Add your content and Save your changes and the browser will update in real time!


Now its time to deploy your site. Its very easy to deploy follow these instructions.

  • Create a Github Repo
  • Push your content to it
  • Create an account in Netlify from here
  • Create a new site from git
  • Select your appropriate Github Repo to deploy
  • Now, Press on Deploy Button and your site will be deployed

Congrats🎉!! You have successfully created your blog.


Its also very easy to update your site. Just push your changes to your repo and commit them.

Boom! You site is updated. I have also created my own starter if you wanna try, click here.