What does Medium mean to me
I discovered Medium through The Ringer, the new sports-and-culture journalism website leaded by Bill Simmons. Inmediately, I felt captivated of both platforms. For people who was born in the mid-80s and 90s, having a blog is almost an obligatory process. The chances of blogging (features like significance, expression, connections…) are unlimited and in terms of journalism and writing, it’s a very useful tool in order to capture a handful of very good stories.
Blogging and micro-blogging (Twitter) is the main Internet trend and everybody wants to take part, even the most traditional printed media outlets. Because of that, in the several months that I’ve been reading the articles published in Medium, I’m more and more convinced of the quality and the future of this project. The fact that digital journalism visionaries like Bill Simmons are already using Medium for their projects speaks for the viability of this very platform.
One of the things that I liked the most about Medium is its simplicity. Other websites dedicated to blogging are not so simple and they don’t allow the content to be the main subject. On the other hand, the interface is very intuitive and easy to use, allowing the process of uploading the information and provide it to the reader to be simpler than ever.
Personally, the task of updating a blog is very hard for me and I have failed several times. However, when I found about Medium I felt excited about starting a project like this and I’ll try to be the most constant blogger I can be. Writing about personal experiences, things that I like and events that are newsworthy to me will be the main focus in this blog.
Despite everything, Medium isn’t already established in Spain nor in Spanish language, and that’s the reason why I will be writing every entry in Spanish and English. I will try to publish weekly or bi-weekly.