|Full featured in hosted version||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Stylish (my opinion)||meh…||Yes||Close to it||Yes|
|#Markown native in editor||No||well…||Yes||Yes|
|Footnotes1 (Multimarkdown or Markdown Extra2)||No||No||Yes||No|
|Ability to publish from outside||Yes||Yes||Can only do this||No…?|
These services are obviously all trying to do different things. Tumblr is more social and doesn’t do as well for longform posts. Wordpress is the everything box that doesn’t excel at anything. Scriptogram is as simple as a text file in your Dropbox. Svbtle is new and pretty but missing a couple of key features (for me, anyways).
These two new ones have caught my eye, and if the one gets better looking or the other adds MultiMarkdown, pilchernet may have a new home.
- I love footnotes. I blame Chuck Klosterman (who probably got them from David Foster Wallace). ↩
- Both of these are indispensable (well, you need at least one). I made that table in 10 seconds, and formatted it in another 5 seconds, just stream of consciousness. Not possible in HTML. ↩