Thanks for the advice! Seek criticism (or advice?), not praise. We like our phrases and quotes. :)
Two quick thoughts jump up from this advice:
- There’s a lot of passive community building that just happens on Medium (followers, submit/invites to publications, promoted on related writing, etc). That would take extra effort with my own domain. The traffic spikes on publishing were a little higher and the long-tail traffic was also a little higher than on my own domain while I was writing in both places. Is that short-term advantage at the expense of the long-term? Probably.
- I’m a fan of removing roadblocks to future opportunities (subtractive). For example, getting out of certain kinds of debt so you can jump on opportunities that require a little money. Most people can’t exploit those moments. I’m not as much of a fan of doing more things now that might give you an advantage in the future (additive). That’s getting into YagNi territory, in my opinion.
Although, I’m feeling a powerful urge to just do it because you said so. Taking blogging advice from the guy who literally wrote the book on inbound marketing. Sheesh. :)