I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before now.
I think it’s a great idea, but very low on priority list IMO. To me that’s just the convenience thing. It’s not necessarily part of the thing that you are trying to build. I would put that on my backlog and complete it after some of the more pressing things.
Python -> Markdown
I know with Composer (PHP) you can pull in packages that get integrated into your project easily. So there are tools already that do the conversion, no need to reinvent the wheel. Not sure what Python offers. After quick Google, https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Markdown