I lastly thought about starting a personal blog. Since I'm not really sure on how active I'll be, I don't want to invest too much time or money in starting this.
Thus, I would like to use some free blog hoster for the start, but allow later upgrading to an own domain, and maybe even host this on an own server.
Also, since in the last months I really got used to Stackoverflow's (or Stack Exchange's) markdown syntax, thus I would like to use this for writing my posts (and maybe for comments, too).
Is there some blog hoster which allows these?
- having a non-cost blog
- using markdown for posts (and comments)
- redirecting all the URIs to corresponding URIs on another domain (not only to the main page), should I ever think about doing this myself
- (optionally, may cost a bit) having an own domain for my blog
- exporting all my blogged content easily
I have looked at:
Posterous: It seems to support 1., 2., 4., but I found no information about migrating away from it.