As a coder, everything can be solved with the code-hammer, so I wrote 7 KB of PHP. Now, I can write locally in Markdown, then run
markup-menu.php. This is a stupidly simple program that takes a unique filename prefix, finds the matching
*.mdfile, and passes it to the much larger
That program takes a file, preprocesses the Markdown a bit for compatibility with Blogger’s “preserve line breaks” setting, and post-processes the resulting HTML to iron out a few more quirks. That file can be copypasta’d into Blogger.
Once there, it gets Blogger dressing like tags, then I click Preview. If nothing’s wrong, it gets posted, as if it sprang fully formed from my head into Blogger.