Medium vs Wordpress

A writer’s dilemma

Renee Cheung
Aug 13, 2017 · 3 min read

I have been asked from time to time about which blogging platform is the best. In the past, I pointed people to Medium because of how easy it is to set up and write. Seriously, Medium’s writing experience is a pleasure in itself.

This week, I started rethinking my answer and finally, I bit the bullet and moved my author site to a locally-hosted Wordpress platform in order to be able to better support blogging about my writing endeavours. This does not mean that I am ceasing all writing activities on Medium. Rather, I have decided to split where my writing lives depending on the topic in order to better leverage the strength of each platform.

Note that this is what works for me. It may be different for you. But if you are still debating, hopefully this may help provide more context.

What’s on Medium.

This may be flash fiction, short stories, opinion pieces etc. What I have found have less traction are articles that are more personal and journal-like in nature. To be honest, I have done cover revealed for example on Medium and have felt a bit like a slimy salesman doing so. And so, endeavors such as announcements, updates about myself and other news will no longer be on Medium. Instead, a more traditional blog like Wordpress or Blogger/Blogspot seems more appropriate for that type of content. Content on Medium will lean towards more like articles than blog posts.

What’s on my personal site, ran by Wordpress

A happy medium (haha, get it? >.>)

A last thought — Blogspot

What platform do you use? What’s your rationale? I would love to hear.

Renee Cheung

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