- Ease of Monetization
- Platform Stability
- Integration with Self-Hosted Blog
- Publishing Tools
- Writer Support
Date Founded: August 2012
Medium was created by Ev Williams in August 2012. Williams coined the term “blogger” and was instrumental in the popularization of the term “blog”. In many ways, Medium is the natural extension of Williams’ previous companies, Blogger and Twitter. Medium makes writing and publishing content of all lengths incredibly simple.
Million Monthly Readers
Optimized for mobile
Large built-in audience
No website design required
Risk of platform failure
Inability to customize article format
Articles can't be monetized with ads
Writers can't natively build exportable email list
Hard for new writers to develop a following
Click the “B” button to create bold text.
Click the “i” icon to italicise text.
Click here to create hyperlinked text.
Click here to increase title text size.
Click this button to decrease title text size.
Click this icon to create block or pull quotes.
Click this icon to create drop caps letter.
Click here to leave a private note on an article.