Re-Discovering Write.as, Markdown and good old Plain Text
I discovered Write.as in 2018 and that was the first time I saw Markdown. I used to have my blog on Medium at that time because I loved the writing experience there (I used Tumblr before that). Then I moved all my writing to Write.as. I love the minimalist interface and distraction-free environment.
I used Write.as for about a year and something happened in my life that made me look for complex solutions. Go figure... Or maybe I just wanted to try WordPress to see what it was all about.
WordPress was... overwhelming! Bloated with stuff I didn't need or wanted...
And then they changed to this new editor. I didn't want to write there anymore. It was cumbersome! So I started using Evernote, Word, OneNote to write. Then I would copy-paste into WordPress. What a mess! I made lots of experimentation. None of them pleased me. Formatting issues were endlessly annoying!
And now I'm back at Write.as 💜. Re-learning Markdown, and loving it!
For the past year I got into this spiral of testing productivity apps, creating complicated workflows, having a bunch of tools. I'm re-thinking everything now.
Write.as is the perfect blogging tool. I feel home again.
And that led me to explore plain text tools. Like Standard Notes. What a great capturing tool! And then there is Obsidian for connecting ideas! I'm inspired by this indie-web movement, open source efforts, attention resistance initiatives.
Embracing simplicity again. It feels good.
By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.