Cryogen aims to be as simple as possible. There's no need to set up a database or jump through hoops just to get a boilerplate template going.
To get started, you'll need to have Leiningen installed. Once you have that ready, here's how to get the base template.
~ $ lein new cryogen my-blog ~ $ cd my-blog ~/my-blog $ lein ring server
Once the server starts, you can visit your site at
localhost:3000. The first thing you'll see is a helpful README on what to do next.