Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Here’s How to Write a Link in Markdown  

I’ve been pushing my fellow Corelab-ers to embrace Markdown as a better way to write. May is on board thanks to her love of Scrivener, and I’ve been pushing us over to a Ghost -based blog.

So, here’s why it is so great. You are cruising along dropping some truth bombs in your writing and you decide a link is needed to back up your wise words.

If you were actually using Html, it would look like this:

<a href="http://hellowojo.com">Wojo is a genius</a>

Here’s the same link extolling my virtues in Markdown:

[Wojo is a genius](http://hellowojo.com)

But I’m not writing Html like some nerd! I’m writing in Word.

Well, may God have mercy on your soul. What happens when you want to share that copy for review? What if you want to post it somewhere else. Cut and paste? Hell, no. And if you are using Markdown an editor can see where your link points without some awkward hovering and clicking, and “did I break the link?”

Give Markdown a shot. Soon you’ll be saying:

Wow, it’s so easy to make a blockquote! I never knew.

P.S. The syntax for a blockquote is just one simple character at the start of the paragraph you are quoting.

 > Thanks, Jason. Your internet words are super cool!
 
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