I hope he does listen and iterate quickly on the membership “features”. My thoughts on membership for what its worth
- I joined and pay because I want Medium to find a model that does not rely on ads
- I like the new homepage but am not bothered about the member only content and emails
- Membership should be more writer than reader focussed
- Membership should give you 1 free custom domain to host 1 publication
- Membership should give me way better analytics and stats – i want to know where my readers are coming from, e.g. if they came from Google, what were they searching for
- Membership should give me better tools as a writer like more control over image positioning, build in language metrics / spelling / grammar correction, easier linking to sections of a post, etc etc etc
Most important of all …
Membership should give me the option to disable the halo 😇.
Im NOT a member because I want to stand out and say … look at me I am so special.