I’ll tell you a short story about blogs and me. I wanted to start a blog. I started several. I kept up with none. Does this sound like you, too? If so, there may be hope for us.
You can start small to write big.
With Medium, you’re able to view tons of blogs, called “collections,” where you can submit your work, pending the owner/editor’s acceptance. This way, you can start writing on a gradual scale, worrying more about the content of your post than how often you should be posting. And, if you don’t feel like waiting for someone to edit and accept your work (because, anarchy), you’re able to create your own collection.
It’s like social media on crack (in a good way).
Many social media outlets have limited space for expression or an audience you may not feel comfortable sharing with, because let’s admit, Facebook friends are not always genuine. (I don’t care who you are, no one has over 1,000 legitimate friends.) Medium combines the shareable features of social media with the time, consideration and intimacy of a book reading.
You can build a following.
Like any good sibling, some characteristics have been passed along to Medium from older sis Twitter; for instance, followers. Once you sign up and create your user name, you can follow collections, editors of collections and create something all your own to gather a loyal crew. This will be helpful for whenever you’re ready to take the plunge back into the icy waters of starting your own blog.
There’s a bit more to it, but I’ll let you do the exploring. That’s half the fun.