Medium: Blogging for Professionals
January 22, 2016

Medium: Blogging for Professionals

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Medium

With my writing and design, I personally use Medium as a way to gain followers. I'm able to gain followers on the site itself and it encourages readers to follow me and other writers on Twitter as well. It's been doing a nice job of building followers on both. Once I have people's attention, I hope to switch attention more into something that can be of monetary value.

Pros

  • Create a following on the website.
  • Gain Twitter followers.
  • Provide a space where it is very simple to post writing.

Cons

  • Medium might benefit from having discussion boards for writers.
  • Medium could be improved if it helped compensate writers on the site.
  • Right now, you need to refresh your bookmarks page to show updates. It would be nice if it updated automatically.
  • Greatly increased exposure.
  • Good feedback from users on what they think of posts.
  • Good metrics on where readers are coming from.
  • Doesn't directly translate into monetary compensation.
Medium was recommended by a friend and mentor for its large reach. Because of the promise that it would be easier to get exposure on Medium than other blogging websites, I decided to use it. I haven't used other blogging platforms, but the promise seems to have been kept. I don't think I'd have as large of a following on other websites.
Medium is a very good platform for professionals sharing advice and experiences. It's great for seeing fresh perspectives on current events and finding stories that are relevant to you. Tags make it easy to target your niche audience. However, Medium is not ideal for people who want to write more mundane personal blogs, poems, or short stories. The platform is simple for this, but that type of writing doesn't often get much exposure.

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