Markdown is a wonderful simple and lightweight markup language. The basic idea is that it looks just like normal text. I actually find Markdown’s relative non WYSIWIGness to be an advantage because it allows concentrating more on communicating ideas than getting distracted by too many visual bells and whistles.

Thanks to Michel Fortin‘s excellent PHP Markdown WordPress plugin you can use Markdown for posts in your WordPress blog.

If you’re sick of using WYSIWIG editors, then I’m sure it’s worth trying Markdown.