@joshsharp One of the more interesting things I'm seeing happen in this space is how @write_as is adding federation support for their platform. Its not 100% self hosted yet, but their entire roadmap looks to be geared as not just a replacement for medium, but an entirely better system for publishing.
As someone slowly moving all my content off of medium, I'm using write.as's paid service as a way to support that direction.
Write.as is likely a scam, though. It's entirely uncommon to develop something in secret and then make it open source eventually.
They say they'll open-source before the end of the year, I say hold off your migration to their service until then (if it ever happens).
Also the lead dev of Pleroma claims their federation implementation will only work one-way
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!