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Medium is a digital publishing platform which allows anyone to easily create blog posts. Creating a Medium account is fast, free, and very simple.
Writers love Medium because it is the only free blogging platform which allows anyone to publish a blog post to a large built-in audience (over 100 million monthly active readers) while also effortlessly allowing writers to monetize their content.
Readers love Medium because it offers writing from both traditional media outlets and unknown writers with unique perspectives. Members pay to access this content completely free of advertisements.
A common criticism among Medium writers is that Medium does not allow authors to truly “own” their content. Medium’s platform design de-emphasizes who the author of an article is, in an attempt to help users find new perspectives. However, as a writer, many Medium users have complained that they are generally tethered to the platform, since Medium allows writers to develop a following, but does not offer a native function to collect and export email lists and contact information from authors.
The main criticism among readers is that Medium requires payment for users to read more than three articles per month placed behind Medium’s metered paywall.
Features and Functionality
Some of the other major benefits of publishing on Medium:
•Medium has extremely high Domain Authority (DA). This means that your content on Medium typically will rank higher in search engine results.
•Medium has a built-in monetization system. Many writers struggle to monetize their writing, traditionally relying upon advertising revenue for income. Medium pays writers based on their article reading time, which allows writers to focus on writing as opposed to marketing their content or dealing with the technical infrastructure
needed for their own website.
•Medium has a WYSIWYG editor which allows writers to produce stylish posts which are easily readable on any device and look professional. Creating a slick, minimalist blog is challenging for many writers, and Medium offers its platform for free to all writers.
Pros and Cons
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