The title of this post was originally “Don’t panic.” and it was posted to my traditional WordPress blog hosted on a server by another local tech guy who swears on nginx and is on top of so many more things than I am. It was simply an embedded tweet and an embedded Medium profile.
I have never been able to give Medium a real go, as it were.
Every time I read a Medium post I’d wonder to myself: “I wish I had something to say that warranted a Medium post.” With all of the esports and gaming drama being centered around who DMCA’d what and why this North American team can’t beat this European/Korean team at CS:GO/League lately, I’ve realized that I don’t really have the long, flowing essays that I have come to associate Medium with.
When I look at work like [insert damn near anything that MG Seigler has published on Medium here], I feel like I’d need to ramble on about something to get anywhere near the quantity of words that would represent a potentially decent quick read.
What I’ve come to realize is that when the subject is my opinion on [insert topic here] there is no post that can be too short on the matter.
So, here we are. Jumping platforms for a real test of the Medium system. Even though I’ve already found one major flaw that’s going to irritate me a bit…
…and there’s a distinct lack of Markdown in the post editor, I think Medium’s going to be an interesting experiment. I’ll stick with it until the Memorial Day holiday weekend and, at that point, review my time with Medium.
Until then, here’s hoping that this platform aids my writing ability and regularity instead of harming it.