Markdown is a relatively new, and very clever system for writing a simplified version of html. It’s particularly suited to mobile devices as all those funny characters are a nightmare to type on touch keyboards. Give it a try, it’s also popping up in a lot of web services like Trello.
I was stuck between the popular and hugely customisable WordPress, and Tumblr… Until Tumblr got taken over by Yahoo which makes me nervous. Will they continue the service, or close it and assimilate it?
You have two options with WordPress: host yourself with WordPress.org, or go for the easy but less flexible WordPress.Com. I went with to the latter, and if you’re not technical you can start with one and move to the other later.
- Write initial draft on mobile device using LightPaper Pro on the move
- Email the HTML to myself (LightPaper automatically produces this)
- Back at my MacBook I copy and paste this to WordPress, add images and links and publish