Bye Medium03 January 2017
I’ve been copying my blog posts, first manually then more recently automatically, to Medium.com (a site for writers or anyone with a message.) The return on my investment has not been great, indeed the most views and feedback I’ve had has been from a one-line comment I posted in response to someone else’s political post.
I say investment but it’s no biggie; I’d written the posts anyway, it costs nothing to post at Medium, and I write to please myself anyway. But almost zero feedback troubled me.
Why? Well, everywhere else I post I’ve been careful to avoid statistics. Indeed I’ve never looked at any stats related to my Github.com Pages, and have no intention of doing. Simply put, I have a tendency to obsess over the irrelevant things when the simple things are key.
I’m thinking of terminating postings to Medium, and soon. A related and more positive issue, I still have a plan to release posts from previous incarnations of my blog, and that’d kill the structure, the flow, at Medium (I prefer consecutive posts, sorted by date. Obviously by date.)
The bonus: the meanderings of my less-recent mind will soon be available to reminisce over. It’s not all bad.