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I recently switched from Medium to a static site, but for anyone else looking to switch from medium - this may now be an option again?



I think the real alternative to Medium is Ghost as a hosted or self-hosted version. Depending on your needs and the amount of time you want to spend on it.

https://ghost.org/


I feel like wordpress.com doesn't get a fair shake in these comparisons. It's not the sexy new thing, but it's a perfectly functional, not-annoying blogging platform that's easy for my marketing staff to self-manage. The pricing is reasonable, it doesn't try to throw up all kinds of nag screens to the readers like medium does, and they've been doing the same thing for long enough that I trust they aren't going to pivot to something weird next week.


WriteFreely (or its hosted equivalent, Writeas) is also an excellent option.


Ghost starts at $29/month, it seems, and Medium starts at $0/month, so I don't see them as comparable.


With Medium you don't really have your own site / brand though. You can't use your own domain [1], your users get a paywall pop up when they read your content and the discovery feature that convinced a lot of people at the beginning because they got so much traffic is also not so useful any more.

[1] https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003053487-Custo...




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