Why You Should Learn Markdown

Brett Kelly offers the perfect explanation:

Put very simply, instead of writing this:

I found the <strong>largest</strong> cheesecake <em>ever</em> by searching <a href="http://cheesecakefinder.com">Cheesecake Finder!

You can write this:

I found the *largest* cheesecake *ever* by searching [Cheesecake Finder](http://cheesecakefinder.com)!

Even though I'm learning HTML, I'd much rather write in Markdown. It's easier and a big time-saver.

As Brett says, go learn and be awesome.