Teehan+Lax Weblog: “There werenâ€™t many traces of our prototype in Medium, but that was pretty understandableâ€”it had evolved into a very different product. Ev explained that he felt there was a need for meaningful writing on the Web. There wasnâ€™t a place for people who wanted to write something more substantive than a tweet. Blogs, while better for long-form, required a certain savviness to get up-and-running. Successful ones required constant care and feeding and typically focussed on a single subject matter. New ones lacked an audience. He went on to say that people sometimes just have one thing to say about a subject, not something every day or week. This is what Medium would solve for.”
Weblogs are a dime a dozen, like this one, and most of them are pretty bad, like this one. Medium is a new form. It gives real writers a place to create. I like that. I’ve been reading random articles, from random authors, on Medium for a few weeks now and I really enjoy it. I like the writing and I like the design.
I will never have a place on Medium, and that’s ok. It’s a place for real writers and as a reader I very much enjoy it.