Saturday, January 2, 2016

Migrating to Medium

Over the last couple of years, I have become increasingly unimpressed by Blogger, but I did not know of a good alternative short of creating my own website. That would have been more work than I have time for, so it was not going to happen anytime soon. Luckily earlier this year I discovered Medium.

I am impressed by three things in particular on Medium:

  1. The layout and display options in a story. Images can be anything from full-width to embedded on the side of a paragraph.
  2. The lengths they go to foster a community. Instead of simply having comments below an article, any responses become their own articles. This means that anybody who visits my profile will see not only my original posts, but my responses to other posts as well. The concept of publications also helps people discover authors they would be interested in.
  3. When publishing an article, I can choose what rights I reserve. This is important to me, because I believe in releasing almost all of my work under Creative Commons licenses.
I spent most of winter break importing my posts from this blog into Medium, so if you look around here you should see a bold link at the top of each article directing you to the same article on Medium. Please refer to the Medium version of the article when sharing with others, commenting, etc. If you see anything on either site that seems inconsistent, let me know so I can fix it.

There will be no more posts here on You will have to follow in order to see all new posts.
RSS users: Medium does not present an obvious way to subscribe to a feed. However, entering into Feedly allowed me to subscribe to it.

See you around, and remember: you don't need a parachute to skydive; you just need a parachute to skydive twice.