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Context: I have just spent half an hour written a long proposal to be posted on MSO. However, the more I think about it, the less I like it. I would still like to be able to share it with the world, however, for the intrinscic value brainstorming has. Just not on Meta, where it would be closed as Noise and Pointless.

Are there blogging engines out there that support Markdown and RSS? I do not need anything else.

Bonus points if:

  • the solution can either exist as static pages hosted via Dropbox, or is hosted by the provider itself. Since I cannot pay online, I can't buy hosting plans.
  • the solution is free or freemium. After all, I cannot pay online.
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I hope and think the question is specific enough not to require community wiki status. Please advise if it is not the case, however. –  badp Jul 31 '10 at 20:44
Make your case here meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/521/… –  phwd Jul 31 '10 at 21:04
@phwd: completed. –  badp Jul 31 '10 at 21:54
If you are still into the blogging thingie, check Wordpress.com. It supports markdown since a while now. And Tumblr supports markdown since a long time. –  jokerdino Feb 6 '14 at 12:25

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PHP Markdown can be installed as a plugin in Wordpress.

Also, TextPattern does not accept markdown, but it uses a similar human-readable text to HTML engine called Textile.

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Posterous supports it as well: http://blog.posterous.com/announcing-markdown-support

Edit: here is a list of blogs that support it: http://xbeta.org/wiki/show/Markdown (see the Blog Software section)

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Markdown was originally written with Blosxom and Movable Type support in mind. Both are free as in beer and as in speech. However, neither offers hosted solutions and both require sever-side scripting support.

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I'm adding this answer for completeness. I am not marking it as accepted, however, because it does not fulfill my needs. –  badp Jul 31 '10 at 21:41

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