I'd like to start a blog where I can write mathematics related notes. The intended audience is mainly myself, but I don't mind it being available for public viewing. I'd like to keep setting up, installation, etc. down to the bare minimum, and edilikewise cost. While blog hosting services are a dime a dozen, they don't usually allow for the smooth integration of math and text, as on this forum, for instance. Any tips will be much appreciated.

EDIT: After exploring several alternatives (see my comment to Qiaochu Yuan's answer below), I've settled on Blogger + Math Jax (see Antti Yrjonen's step by step guide, including Sobresaliente's comment to it).

Why Blogger rather than WordPress? Because WordPress.com does not enable to install the Math Jax plugin.

Why do I need the MathJax plugin for? What's wrong with WordPress's native LaTeX support? For one, I'd like to be able to copy-and-paste between this forum (math.stackexchange.com) and my blog.

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    $\begingroup$ wordpress supports LaTeX. en.support.wordpress.com/latex $\endgroup$ – fidbc Mar 27 '13 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ Searching for "math jax" and seeing what resources it supports is probably a first step $\endgroup$ – muzzlator Mar 27 '13 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ wordpress/blogspot are your best options. $\endgroup$ – user27126 Mar 27 '13 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ The step by step guide link doesn't work. $\endgroup$ – Dahn Dec 1 '13 at 14:07
  • $\begingroup$ I use wordpress.org + MathJAX and all is well: stackexchange.moderatenerd.com $\endgroup$ – Ron Gordon Dec 18 '13 at 15:06

Wordpress is a fairly straightforward answer. There are already many math blogs on it, e.g. Terence Tao's and Tim Gowers'. Requires minimal setup.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I've given Wordpress a whirl and it seems like what i've been looking for. I've also found a list of promising online LaTeX editors on Dave Richeson's blog. From my cursory trials, writeLaTex seems especially appealing since it updates automatically while maintaining the page scroll position. However, it doesn't have a zoom feature. $\endgroup$ – Evan Aad Mar 27 '13 at 18:07

If you don't want such a complex panel or want to start simple.

Just make an account on "http://blogger.com" or "https://www.tumblr.com/". They are very straight forward. And later you can move on to a professionally managed platform if you start getting a lot of traffic.


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