Eight months ago, I decided to try Medium as the platform on which to post my essays. Over this time I have published a handful of posts in there—8, to be precise, which is... a very shy number—but the results have been quite satisfactory: the WYSIWYG composer is excellent, the analytics tools are simple but to the point, the looks are great, and the community is nice (though I haven't been able to tap into it just yet).
But where have things failed?
You will have to read more on this topic on a post appropriately titled The Medium experiment wrap-up that I have published on the shiny-new blog section of my personal homepage. But, to sum things up:
Medium has failed as the place where I want to post my articles first though it remains a great secondary place for content redistribution and promotion.
On that site, you can also find externalized copies of the Medium posts I have written so far as well as a commenting system that you may find less intimidating (if only because it doesn't force you to create an account). Yes, this custom website is my new experiment for publication, and I still have yet to decide if it will end up finally replacing The Julipedia. Stay tuned.