One of the single best investments of time I’ve made in recent years was learning Markdown. This sums up why:
Once you get the hang of Markdown, it’s an incredibly powerful writing tool which will allow you to write rich content for the web far faster than almost any other method. To get to that point, however, there’s a little bit of a learning curve.
And to help, the nice people behind the Ghost blogging platform have put together an Ultimate Guide to Markdown that really smooths the process of learning to write in it. If you’re serious about time-efficient writing or the web – take a look.