No you don't.
In fact, your comment
I tried a few tags and none worked for just simple paragraphs.
seems to reflect a lack of even a rudimentary understanding of html (and there's not, in this case, any variance between standard 4.01 and the (sometimes) specialized sub- and -superset used here... and easily available to anyone who choses to follow the links in the "Information" nodelet which appears on all (most?) PM pages.
In other words, you don't "need to be a webmaster;" you just need to make the effort (and have the courtesy) to read the site documents.
Try Perl Monks Approved HTML tags, the tips at the bottom of each text-entry box, and Writeup Formatting Tips.
And don't whine about the results of what appears to be your failure to do so.
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