Alloy uses a flat-file format instead of a database, so your content loads exceptionally quickly and scales well as your site grows.
Alloy uses Markdown for its content, meaning your entries are plain text and can be easily created, updated and backed up.
Alloy provides a wide variety of settings and controls for customizing the look and feel of your blog and editor to help you make it fit in with the rest of your site.
While Alloy focuses on blogging, it also allows you to Embed content and create data based Droplets to make your site's content editable from anywhere.
The Elixir Community Forum is a great place to share tips and tricks, look for help using Alloy, or seek the sage advice of other RapidWeaver users when creating your new Markdown-based blogs.