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"Can we all please stop using Medium now?"

Good post by @pastaduck@twitter.com.

If you really must use Medium, publish the post first on your own blog and then use "Import a story" feature within Medium to post it there too. You get best of both worlds that way.

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@markosaric

The Fediverse has a couple of great alternatives to Medium too:

writefreely.org/

joinplu.me/

They federate with ActivityPub so people can follow your blog on Mastodon etc.

@switchingsocial @markosaric I'm curious where people who write stuff like this see the people who make a few dollars for food doing, aside from "just find another income source".

Given the issues with Patreon/Medium/etc, what's the suggested PAID CONTENT platform for those of us without the privilege of being wealthy enough to give away our work for free?

@eryn @switchingsocial for me personally it's more about ownership and control of my content. i prefer to own the platform where i post the original piece and then use all these other proprietary (or open source) platforms to syndicate it, connect with people and help spread it. if patreon/medium is where the people are (or where the money is), you should be there in order to reach people (and perhaps eventually guide some of them to a more libre option)

@markosaric
Kinda hard to take this opinion seriously, considering he's using Twitter. I mean, calling for people to quit using Medium because it is a walled garden by using Twitter, itself an extreme example of monopolistic walled-garden environment, seems a bit hypocritical.

@rcode3 @markosaric Overall, the call to publish stuff on your own platform and to syndicate it to other platforms is perfectly aligned with the general idea of #indieweb (that is imho favorable). You could also see mastodon as a "reduced" walled garden in some sense, because if the mastodon instance you "live" on goes down, you lose your content as well unless you made a backup.

@kuleszdl @rcode3 yeah, i agree. the main point for me is to own and control your content one way or another and then you're free to go explore the different platforms to syndicate it, connect with people and spread your message

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