I’ve been thinking a lot about how to improve my writing process and using a markdown editor definitely helps with that.
I used markdown to take notes in college, to present projects on Github, and more lately to write an ebook.
Markdown is a plain text language, so it’s easier to focus on the substance over the form while writing. It’s also simpler to import/export and share across many platforms.
The second advantage of Markdown is how it goes well with versioning. You can store all your different writing drafts in a Github/Gitlab/[…] account and never lose anything ever again.
It’s obviously an incredible tool to help writers focus on what really matters: the message, the art, rather than spending time on formatting.
This is why today I started working on an optional Markdown editor for 200 Words a Day, and the minimum viable version should be up tomorrow (I’m testing it as of now). It wasn’t easy but I know many writers want this feature.
I’m particularly excited about the possibility to write more technical articles. I’ve been interested in writing about programming from an entrepreneurial point of view for a long time, and I believe it would be nice to share more of what I know.