My friend travels, writes essays and creates image collections but has never blogged before. “All I want to do is write!” she typed in frustration. “Why is this so hard to do? I don’t have the time to learn how to jump through hoops. Where can I go and just write?”
My friend wants to publish travel articles including photo collections of highlights from her travel adventures. She has found both Blogger and WordPress to be too much to cope with and doesn’t have the time to learn how to use the software. She wants to be up and running before she’s off on her next trip in two weeks time.
My answer was: “I think Medium might be a good fit for you but I haven’t tried it and can’t say for sure. Do you want to try it? It’s supposed to be minimalist blogging at it’s best and it sure looks good to me. I want to try it so let’s both go for it.”
She agreed and within minutes we were both registered and writing draft posts. Thus far we have only created drafts but both of us love the simplicity and ease of use. Nothing gets in the way of just writing at Medium.
A better place to read and write things that matter.
Medium lets you focus on your words
Medium is a beautiful space for reading and writing — and little else. The words are central. They can be accompanied by images to help illustrate your point. But there are no gratuitous sidebars, plug-ins, or widgets. There is nothing to set up or customize.
When you write on Medium, you’ll know that your words and pictures will look great on any device; they’ll automatically adjust to the latest technology and even get better over time.
Medium FAQ – You’ve got Q’s, we’ve got A’s.”
Launched in 2012 by Twitter’s co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone Medium is now open to the general public and may be used by anyone with a Twitter account.
Here’s where you can read about Medium’s features. Posting is not available on mobile devices. If you register and sign in with your Twitter account using a Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser, you can write, easily insert images and basic formatting, embed videos, Tweets, Vines, and music from Rdio into Medium posts. You can also collaborate, leave notes for authors, and recommend the pieces you like.
If you are an essay writer Medium may be your new home. There’s no blog to maintain. There is no commenting feature, just Notes and Recommendations. However, you can easily share your own profile page where all your content is posted, and Medium provides crowd-sourced collections so your articles are shared with like-minded people.
Medium is a minimalist blogging platform that’s the right place for my friend and I ♥ it too.