If you started writing on medium.com because 'why not' and 'it's a slick process', consider the fact that the company has started pestering readers to sign up with pop-overs.
VC funded companies are not public works. Their investors will want that $134 million back.
@marijn $134 million for a notepad is quite a sum…
@marijn yeah, but you don't have a billion of users who's data you can sell now, so, who's better, really? it's hard to tell.
@iona @marijn @TrollDecker
The editor is really good, the commenting system is unique, the author tools are extensive, the customer support is above average, ad tracking options are abundant, and the performance is consistent.
(I was on a team hired by a publishing company to move them off of Medium and onto a custom-built CMS, which we built.)
@marijn if you like the process of medium, there's a neat self-hostable blogging platform that gets pretty close: ghost
here's some text on how to set it up: https://docs.ghost.org/v1/docs/getting-started-guide
if you prefer static sites, which don't have a fancy online editor, but are WAY leaner and easy to set up, there's hugo: https://gohugo.io/
@marijn yeah I noticed that 🤔
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