I’ve been blogging for many years, starting with Blogger, then Wordpress, then Posterous, then Wordpress, then Squarespace, then Wordpress, then Medium with a custom domain.
What I’ve learned is that the trade-off between getting hacked and endless plugins, maintenance and updates (looking at you self-hosted Wordpress), and flexibility, ease of writing and distribution is worth paying for.
Medium has taken away all those irritations. I don’t need to stuff around with hundreds of plugins or get frustrated with the limitations of Squarespace.
With Medium I sign up, I create a publication, I write and I publish. I haven’t once thought about which plugin I need since signing up over a year ago.
The fact that this seems so easy and trivial is the Magic and worth $7.49 AUD a month.
As Mark Twain wrote, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
Medium has taken the time to write the short letter with a quality, seamless experience.
My time is worth more than $7.49 a month.