I recently wrote an article on Medium which I’ve since moved to my personal website: what happens when I can download a car
It was an experiment at increasing my exposure by leveraging their previously excellent publishing platform. I did have some general concerns about the lack of accessibility and their unconventional comment system. Yet the platform was widely considered a great way to get exposure.
Now that Medium users can’t submit their writing to any collection the platform has lost a lot of its allure. The focus on promoting your content to a set of followers which you share across social media relies on having existing followers. This means that writing an article on Medium provides very little incentive for me. After all – I already share my content on social media anyway.
I posted on Medium as an experiment. It was always risky splitting my content across multiple platforms and it is probably a safer bet to keep everything in one place.