A while back, Justin Blanton came up with a wonderfully simple and efficient way to use Keyboard Maestro to automate the process of creating new Jekyll posts. His version also includes a way to quote part of the linked article automatically (via the clipboard), which is a pleasant addition.
It took me all of 60 seconds to modify his macro to create regular “article” posts as well (for those interested, my hotkey trigger for that is
SHIFT+CMD+..) With the two macros, the process of creating new posts has become twice as simple. I love it.