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  1. Dan Knauss

    Own the medium of production vs. Get owned by Medium.

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  2. Devin Walker

    Got bit by the shiny new toy syndrome.

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  3. Miriam Schwab

    It doesn’t have to be either/or. Publishers can post on WordPress and then post on Medium using their canonical tag feature. Then they get the benefits of their own self-hosted WP site (ownership, long term content security, SEO, customization, ads if necessary) and the added exposure on Medium.

    I wrote a tutorial on how to do this:

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  4. Matthew Underwood

    Wow. I thought that by now, publishers would have come up with better revenue generators than ads and placement fees. Medium was doomed from the start (my honest opinion). And back to square one is no better.

    There must be some way out of here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
    Businessmen, they drink my wine
    Plowmen dig my earth
    None of them along the line know what any of it is worth…

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  5. Ngan

    Medium is out there to solve a none-existence problem by convincing others there is a problem with current publishing Eco-system.

    If it ain’t broken, dont fix it. unless you can improve it.

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  6. Jon

    This is what happens when you are a digital sharecropper. You’re at the mercy of the platform.

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  7. Joseph

    If only WordPress.com had Medium’s interest algorithm for Discovery. That would merge the best of both platforms.

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  8. wizdude

    the only thing i loved about medium was their theme.
    can anyone suggest a theme like medium? i’ve done some searching but nothing I have found looks the same.

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  9. David Skarjune

    So key publishing company users weren’t at Medium for the writing experience, rather they were in it for the business model. Now, they come back to WordPress for freedom of choice in both software platform and business model. Big publishers need options, control, and reliability in roadmapping their futures. Doesn’t this undermine some of the justification for Gutenberg?

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