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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveJournal

I feel it's better for personal blogging than for business.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

If you are vanity publishing and just want to see your stuff on the web, it is very, VERY easy to get involved with. Of course, your writing is not likely to stand out if you don't have a clear plan. The more I use it, the more I like it. The user interface is extremely well-done. I kinda wish my WordPress-based blogs had editors that were that easy to use.
Jack Edward Heald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

LiveJournal

  • The friends list feature aggregates content posted by the users and communities you follow, so you don't have to visit each individual journal.
  • The privacy settings are easy to use and understand. Posts can be set as public, friends-only, private, or you can create a custom privacy filter that enables access only by certain users you have approved.
  • LiveJournal offers a wide variety of journal styles and customization options, with the most options available to paid subscribers.
  • Communities enable users to make online friends and connections who share similar interests. Users may comment on posts and initiate conversations with original authors and other commenters.
Holly Bowen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

  • User-friendly interface and editing features
  • Easy to categorize articles to ensure they are found
  • Change tracker helps review changes before article is published.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveJournal

  • LiveJournal is a bit clunky. Posting is easy, but formatting a post can be a bit difficult, especially if the user doesn't have much HTML expertise.
  • The search function is practically unusable. When searching for a community to join or check out, it is difficult to wade through the list of results. Often times, the results that come back are not related to the topic a user is searching for.
Kelly Weidenfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

  • The payment wall can be confusing.
  • Hard to get traction if you're trying to go viral with an article.
  • Sometimes content gets buried too easily.
Kevin O'Grady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LiveJournal

LiveJournal 6.2
Based on 5 answers
As long as I have friends using it, I will use it. But I can't predict how long that will be the case.
Alex Wittenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

LiveJournal

No score
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Medium

Medium 9.0
Based on 1 answer
By comparison, most online editors are clunky. The Medium editor is amazingly powerful and still easy to use.
Jack Edward Heald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveJournal

No score
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Medium

Medium 8.3
Based on 4 answers
We found the support desk of Medium to be really good. They are very focussed on customer service and are willing to go all out to help in every way they can. They are fast to respond and they are also very knowledgable at what they do. They know the importance of being customer-focused.
Kevin O'Grady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LiveJournal

No score
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Medium

Medium 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Medium is dirt easy to use. The hard part is figuring out if it is worth the effort to include it as part of our content-marketing strategy.
Jack Edward Heald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveJournal

LiveJournal does not hold a candle to any of these alternatives in my opinion. The above options allow for more flexibility with their free suites, and provide more professional results with less work. We actually do not use the LiveJournal much anymore because these other alternatives work far better. We used it only as an additive to what the other products bring us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

There are a handful of other blogging platforms available. The biggest difference between Medium and others is how streamlined it is. It's straight to the point and is excellent at showing related content, be it your own or another users. There's no new design to navigate between posts, everything is where you expect it to be letting you focus on the post.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveJournal

  • I do not use this for business purposes anymore, as mentioned.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Medium

  • Good way to raise awareness of our content with @mentioned influencers
  • Good way to link back to your original content
  • Aside from publishing your own content Medium is a great news site in its own right. If you're looking for relevant industry news or other content, check in daily to see what's going on with others in your industry.
Lucy Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LiveJournal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Medium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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