I've published my first post behind the Medium paywall. Will it pay off?
Interesting summation of Medium’s current business philosphy from Ev Williams:
If remuneration is not part of the equation for why you publish, I can’t imagine a stand-alone web site serving you better than Medium in terms of cost, simplicity, and, most importantly, reaching an audience.
If remuneration is part of your equation, you’re also in the right place, as long as you’re not looking to build an advertising-funded site.
(Worth noting: this was in response to a post listing all the publications that have quit Medium.)
Are persistent social sharing buttons and bars making sites less readable?
Outside The Economist paywall live a range of content on social and blogging platforms. Why? James Weddell explained at Digital Media Europe 2017
Despite the messaging that the Medium staff cull mainly hit support and sales, it looks like editorial went with it.
Where is the action on Medium? Mainly in the tech and start-up world.
Medium made a huge change which would impact on its publishing partners - and didn't bother to tell them.
Medium has moved a long way in the last few years - from a "platisher" to a combined platform and business model lab - and that's what we really need right now.
Medium cuts one third of its workforce - and looks for a new approach to making money from content. Good luck - many have died on that path.
Medium is putting publications front and centre in its mobile and tablet apps