I find it extremely interesting that I have most things going for it now. I do not know what’s even missing. Why can’t I just make this my new home? Sure if can’t be bad, right?

Let’s look at the pros and cons. Rather this is a thought dump of sorts. No pros and cons, just some quick thoughts to compare experiences.

  • My existing setup is a terrible writing experience. Every time I had to think where to post from. It is so terrible for instant posts. Not with the new setup.
  • With WordPress, I can post from which ever place that works now. I don’t have to think to much about writing. Only focus on thought. Good for fixing too. Get things out and forget.
  • Theming is so easy with WordPress. No more struggling with files.
  • That reminds me. I am tired of working with files. Blot is good with files. But it wants to play with files. Not provide metadata as such. I provide metadata everytime. It defeats the purpose of the simplicity of Blot. Why mess around the frontmatter? I am tired of working that way. I want editor. Write and forget.
  • With WordPress though, I lose control and gain headache of managing instances again. Am I ok to sign up for that again? Can I trust myself with it? May be I need to. Let’s give it a go.
  • Markdown is good but not always. Sometimes it is easier to work with WYSIWYG editors. Just write and forget. Sure markdown is more supported. It is again good when working in files. Not otherwise. Did I say am tired of files?


colinwalker says:

@amit With regards to Markdown, I find the Jetpack support to work fine and I only post in Markdown.

bix says:

@colinwalker Seconded. I’ve not run into any issues with Jetpack markdown except, I think, I can’t figure out what it wants to create a striketrough, which I used to do on Microblog without a problem. @amit

amit says:

@colinwalker Yes, I have installed JetPack, tried the markdown block. Works fine – may end up using it a lot more eventually. @bix

colinwalker says:

@bix @amit While Jetpack uses multi-markdown I don’t believe it supports the full syntax. If I remember correctly I’ve always had to use the HTML s tag.

Amit Gawande says:

I haven’t actually started writing in Markdown yet. Using the regular editor just feel refreshing, for now. I will continue to use it till I start missing Markdown again, which I have been writing in for quite some time now.

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