People who blog on Medium: Why do you do it?
I'm genuinely curious.
Every month I get paywalled trying to read an article written by an indie hacker or a fledgling author on Medium. And I'm never going to pay. It's never that important.
So help me figure this out. Because there are lots of reasons to avoid Medium:
- If you're trying to make money from your content, you're better off building an audience first.
- If you're trying to build an audience, you're better off not paywalling your stuff, because it's just limiting your distribution.
- If you want to maximize distribution, you're better off on a platform like Twitter that's simply superior at helping you reach readers.
- If you just want some nice blogging tools, you can easily set up a Ghost or Substack or Wordpress site. You don't need Medium.
What am I missing?
What's Medium offering you that's so valuable?