@longstride Awesome, thanks for the info. I am really excited to give it a try. I was elated to see that the blog tool my company uses supports it. It seems simple. I hope, too, that it makes editing with links, etc, easier.
@klug I think it's much easier than any WYSIWYG editor or using straight HTML. On a Mac? If so, here's a very handy quick reference to reduce your learning curve: http://dashkards.com/markdown
Even if you're not on a Mac, you can still save the image.
@klug Everything I personally write is in Markdown and I encourage my clients to do the same. Some do, some don’t. It makes a lot of sense for blogs. Even the platforms that don’t natively support Markdown accept HTML, which Marked easily converts for you.