Coming from an HTML background using
<p> to mark paragraphs I consequently use
\par to mark paragraphs instead of using two consecutive blank lines. This feels more semantic (of course I realize this argument is bogus) and after a few years of LaTeX this habit is hard to lose. It also feels handier in (for instance) enumeration environments, the line with
\item doesn't get its own
\par while the other paragraphs do, using whitespace between consecutive
\item's, but as said before, this is just a feeling.
I was wondering whether there are other people doing this or if there are any reasons to not do it this way? The only argument I can come up with could be readability (more whitespace is easier for the eyes) but if there are others I might have to get rid of this tic.