Getting started with Medium

Hi everyone, this is Giulio Prisco.

My standard avatar.

I am writing this first post to see how Medium works. First technical question: are drafts saved automatically? Yes, it seems so. Second question: is there a revision history and can I go back to previous revisions? Yes, drafts are saved frequently and I can restore a previous draft.

Answers to other technical questions: OK so far. Medium seems a top publishing platform.

I don’t like not being in control of the HTML but I suppose this is a feature, so OK. Or is an edit raw HTML option hidden somewhere?

Before you ask, no I haven’t been living under a rock. I noticed that people were switching from other platforms or self-hosted blogs to Medium. But…

So far I didn’t consider Medium because I thought publishers couldn’t make money and writers weren’t compensated (why, I ask, should you let others make money with your work without getting a dime), but I see that now there are options for independent Medium publications to make money and for writers to be paid by independent Medium publications. This is how it should be.

I must check the Medium apps but I can only do that when I am back in town.

I will restart my personal blog (old version here) on Medium.

Sweet Sacha and I.

The nano snowman doesn’t really look like me. This is a recent picture with my sweet doggy Sacha.

Yes, I’m unPC.

Did I tell you that I don’t care for political correctness? Smokers are fun and love each other.

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