I’ve been dragging my heels on learning Markdown for awhile now.
If you don’t know, Markdown is:
lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. [Source: Wikipedia]
That is, get the benefits of HTML and/or rich text, without [as steep of] a learning curve!
I plan to start implementing Markdown in my workflow for this blog, and also for Rookie Anglican.