# My First Post

### Introduction

Hello World! This is my new GitLab page powered by Hugo. I’m setting up this blog to practise my math, foreign languages and IT skills.

### Why Hugo?

My original goal is to set up a personal blog for posting math.

I used to work with Octopress, but resolving the dependencies and other technical issues had actually took much more time and effort than expected. As a result, I digressed a lot from my studies to look into those problems.

I tried using WordPress.com, but typing $latex$ at the beginning of each math expression is so tedious that it breaks the workflow: careful proofread is needed to spot out typos. In addition, the lack of support for display style equation complicates the code. Finding a reliable free host for the full version WordPress is, in my opinion, a mission impossible.

Contrary to Octopress, Hugo is self-contained. I can write math offline from a text editor and post it afterward.