It's now been just under two weeks since signing up for StandardNotes.
Boy - do I owe the creator an apology. "Slightly uglier Simplenotes"? Now I've adjusted to the layout, I can't imagine anything better. Over this two week period I've written more - and been inspired to structure my ideas more - than at any time over the last several years. That impulse has leaked over into my use of other tools, in a positive way.
I'm still on the fence about whether this should be the "permanent home" for a blog. A GitHub/GitLab static site has a certain appeal due being more familiar - but avoiding the need to generate the static pages and push them to a repo is nice. The reduced friction of being able to just type something, hit publish, and "fuhgeddaboudit" is somehow quite freeing.