How to get started (creating github pages similar site with netlify)

Hi I was looking to build a simple blog like those hosted on GitHub pages. I had some questions as I was getting started

What do I put in my git repository?
Is there any template for a blog style site that can get me started?

what about the address after I connect it to Git? Do I have to have my own domain, or do you provide a generic one (like www.myusername.netlify.com)?

Thanks

Hi there,

These are pretty general questions, so I’ll give you some general answers:

  1. you put anything you want in your git repository :slight_smile:
  2. there are many tempaltes, here: https://templates.netlify.com/ , or you can start from a “bare” framework using the deploy to netlify buttons from https://staticgen.com
  3. You can use your own domain if you buy one (configure like this: https://docs.netlify.com/domains-https/custom-domains/configure-external-dns/) or we provide you one, like yoursitename.netlify.com (no www.)