Testing MarsEdit and Markdown for WordPress and bbPress

I’m getting tired of writing my blog posts in hand crafted html so I’m going to give John Gruber’s Markdown a try.

Additionally I’m going to purchase MarsEdit as the convenience of having one application to write, edit and publish blogs posts beats writing them in TextMate and copy&pasting them into the built-in WordPress editor, which is what I’ve been doing so far. A few years ago I bought an early version of ecto, another weblog editor, but I wasn’t happy with the user experience of that application.

MarsEdit on the other hand doesn’t get in the way of my writing and works much more like I want a weblog writing application to work.

Hopefully I’ll be happy with this setup! What kind of setup do you use for blogging?