Blogging Platform Struggles

I have been blogging for some time. I have used a ton of different platforms including Wordpress on which I currently host my professional blog. While I am very comfortable with it, I find myself spending more time tweeking design or plugins than I do actually writing. This is where the struggle enters. I want to write more but am in search of a platform to do it. Is Medium that platform? I guess this is the post that I am using to kick it off.

What am I looking for in a personal blogging platform?

This is a great question and one that I have not yet fully fleshed out. I think if I had to boil it down to a primary need, it would need to be simple. The focus would need to be on actually writing above everything else.

As I work through this post in Medium, my initial thoughts are that I like it but there are some things that would be nice to add. The primary one would be Markdown support. For many years, I have leveraged Markdown to streamline my writing process. Markdown allows me to format a document without having to really leave the keyboard or stop typing. While it is not a necessity, it certainly would be nice to have.

Is Medium my Platform?

I guess really time will tell. I will be giving it a shot for the next few months and see how it goes.

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