LiveJournal vs. Medium

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LiveJournal
Score 10.0 out of 10
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is a social network owned by SUP Media where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary - a wide variety of political pundits also use the service for political commentary.N/A
Medium
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Medium is a blogging and web publishing platform from the company of the same name in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
LiveJournalMedium
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LiveJournalMedium
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
LiveJournalMedium
Small Businesses
Medium
Medium
Score 8.8 out of 10
WordPress
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Medium
Medium
Score 8.8 out of 10
WordPress
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.9 out of 10
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
LiveJournalMedium
Likelihood to Recommend
3.5
(5 ratings)
9.4
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
LiveJournalMedium
Likelihood to Recommend
LiveJournal
I feel it's better for personal blogging than for business.
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Medium.com
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.
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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.
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Medium.com
  • User-friendly interface and editing features
  • Easy to categorize articles to ensure they are found
  • Change tracker helps review changes before article is published.
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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.
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Medium.com
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
LiveJournal
As long as I have friends using it, I will use it. But I can't predict how long that will be the case.
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Medium.com
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Usability
LiveJournal
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Medium.com
By comparison, most online editors are clunky. The Medium editor is amazingly powerful and still easy to use.
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Support Rating
LiveJournal
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Medium.com
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.
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Implementation Rating
LiveJournal
No answers on this topic
Medium.com
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.
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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
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Medium.com
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.
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Return on Investment
LiveJournal
  • I do not use this for business purposes anymore, as mentioned.
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Medium.com
  • 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.
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