In reality, this post is just a wrapper for that post, with some self-promotion ("you’ll also see Kent’s approach to ensuring that he leaves no URL behind, thanks to making smart use Netlify’s redirects API and serverless functions.")
The original blog post is here: https://kentcdodds.com/blog/goodbye-medium
He's leaving for the reasons that you'd expect. It's a good read, though not at all surprising.
Being able to write my posts in Markdown, test them locally with Docker Compose and deploy with CI via Travis onto a domain that I own with SSL certificates that I own is a MASSIVE win.
What do you use for that?
I doubt Medium will continue to be a good option for content marketing but it's good for the moment.
I would definitely not post anything on medium that has more personal or long term value.
Different tools for different jobs.
I'm well aware I can just block it with uBlock, but I shouldn't have to. Forcing a hostile user experience to try and get me to sign up has just made me stop reading Medium articles.
I only crosspost to medium for the reach personally. I imagine others with few direct followers do the same
I can understand that for a media outlet, but is medium paying the blog owners a cut? I used to write on medium, and I have not received any notification that they are paying the producers.
I'm surprised to see them get into the mess they are in. They don't provide enough benefit when there are so many other options.
Yes they do. I believe the most important factor is the amount of "claps" they receive but I am not too sure.
Medium, like other online social hang outs, is great to be known. It's like showing your face at a cocktail party and network around — but you make the sale, the long chat, the deep connection, outside of the cocktail party.
Anyone else here had similar ideas?