Just over a week ago (after about a year of lurking) I decided to give Medium a shot.
There are a lot of guides out there on how to use Medium, but personally, I need to try something myself to fully understand it.
Medium seemed like an obvious choice for a few reasons:
- Medium is a Twitter product. Any Twitter followers you have that use Medium count as Medium followers and are emailed when you publish.
- I have a lot of re-publishable content that already proved itself popular on TechCrunch and The Next Web.
- There’s a huge, excited audience for what I write about on Medium.
- Republishing and promoting takes very little time — 99% of the work is already done by the time you start.
A lot of bloggers warn against setting up your home base on Medium, and they’re right.
You want your main site to be something you can manipulate, and Medium is not one of those places. It is, however, an additional promotion channel. See here for the results I got: