The process of blogging is also about controlling YOUR place to publish on the Web.
I love Medium. I cross post here all the the time, but the space isn’t mine. Blogging which Ev Williams also shaped is about a federated web. You may get your feet wet on a network like Medium or platform like blogspot but the goal should be to create your own corner.
We are the network. Through RSS we build a community of writers not beholden to any monied interests.
You can cross post everywhere, and I do, but I own the space. @Medium allows you to own your words but make no mistake. We do not own the platform.