For some time, I’ve wanted to use Medium for blogging. The reason I haven’t done it is because running multiple blogs is a lot of work for one person – and because I can’t see a logical split between my WordPress.com (mini-)blog and a potential Medium blog.
I’ve found a way that I think works well. The miniblog can stay as my “anything goes” blog, with half-finished musings on a variety of topics. I can then use Medium to cross-post anything I thought was particularly good from over here, as a “best of” showcase.
The miniblog remains the place for my complete archive of posts. I think it’s a good opportunity to go back through the archives of my older blogs – some 630 posts in total – and salvage/rewrite anything I think is worth keeping. Anything particularly good will make an additional appearance on Medium.
Medium seems like a good place to share my best content, and give it an extra chance to reach new readers.
You can find my Medium blog here: Ben Barden – Medium