I’ve been writing on forums for years and using Wordpress but lately I’ve been really, really focused on getting started with Ghost. I’m absolutely in love with the overall design and modern feel.
The only thing that’s keeping me from buying a subscription here is that I’m intimidated about having to use markdown to make my posts pretty. I don’t understand it, and I can tell you already I’ll be on the markdown help page every time I want to write a post and that’s seriously going to slow me down.
Can I suggest at least adding a simple toolbar like anyone would see in Word, Wordpress, or on forums? The Microsoft Word toolbar is almost universally understood by writers… Markdown isn’t. A toolbar for editing posts that most of us understand is sort of something I’d expect out of blogging software.