Markdown is a shorthand that allows one to quickly insert the little things that make online blogging different than writing a plain text document.
You want to hyperlink a term, it's just a matter of using brackets around the language to be hyperlinked and parenthesis around the link.
[terms to be hyperlinked](https://example.com)
A bullet list is made by asterisk
asterisk * and a space before the item which makes creating a listing as easy as:
A blockquote is made just by using
After using markdown for a while, it becomes second nature, much like adding a comma or a period is to a sixth grader and is a great way to get out blog posts quickly.
Interesting enough, markdown was also the inspiration for Fountain, an easy method to write and format screenplays (just in case you feel inspired to write the next blockbuster).
If you're regularly blogging, Markdown is the way to go.
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