Today's lesson: Medium is bad. They've suspended our account and blocked access to all our published stories for bogus reasons and with only 12 hours notice.

@Liberapay Medium - being mostly a no-frills blog platform - is mostly interesting for exposure, isn't it? Are there other reasons to not just use your own, self-hosted blog?

@maho @Liberapay The only reasons to use Medium are 1) pretty composer, 2) good CSS for legibility, 3) social network edfects from being tacked onto Twitter.

Assuming you find a better solution for #1 and maybe #2, you can just syndicate your articles to Medium.

@trwnh @Liberapay

Sounds like 1 is just a question of using a nice Markdown / WIYSIWIG-plugin, 2 comes down to a website theme ... that leaves point 3 which I can understand is a non-easily-replaceable feature.

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@maho @Liberapay iirc, Medium uses limited HTML and not Markdown, but it has an article importer. Syndicating to multiple websites and silos is not too hard, with IFTTT or other scripts

@trwnh @Liberapay

I'm aware of that. Does not mean a homebrew solution can't be superior 😉

@maho @Liberapay Yes, I think there are many Wordpress plugins and at least one Jekyll plugin. Medium also has a posts API: indieweb.org/POSSE#Medium

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