If I want to build a fence, I just might feel a little friction if I had to build it inside the house and then copy and paste it into some other house and then take it to the yard and then adjust some things there.
I like writing right on the platform. Particularly for blog posts.
In my case it’s WordPress. I’m happy to see that they’re actively working on the iOS version and responding to feedback. I didn’t use it before because the words wouldn’t wrap. Now it does. Now I’ll probably write right in WordPress a lot more. Instead of the hodgepodge of apps I’d write in to move things from this to Markdown to that to this to WordPress.
Seth Godin talked about his daily blog post and his writing method (“I have no method.”) on Tim Ferriss’s podcast (episode #138 at 34:40):
I feel the same way about my blog. If I am in the Typepad editor, I know exactly what my brain is supposed to feel like. And then the writing happens.
- If I am in Evernote, my brain feels like generating really rough ideas
- If I am in Docs, my brain feels like I’m at work
- If I am in Ulysses, my brain thinks of how much I like the Ulysses interface but dislike writing in Markdown
If I am in WordPress, I want my brain to feel like I’m writing for pleasure and sharing one good idea with the handfuls (and handfuls) of readers.