For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to write a post using the word “medium.”
The first thing that popped into my head was the way I like my steaks and burgers prepared: medium rare. However, I prefer my eggs to be over easy, not over medium.
But what may be of more interest to you, my fellow WordPress bloggers, than how I like my steak or eggs prepared, is that I’ve been playing around with the blog hosting site, Medium.I downloaded the Medium app for the iPhone, and I created an account there. I haven’t yet published a post on Medium, but I am trying to get to know it.
I’m examining Medium because WordPress is bound and determined to make us all use it’s goddam block editor whether we want to or not. And for me, it’s a solid “not.”
What do I think of Medium so far? Well, I just downloaded the app yesterday, so it’s way too early to form an opinion. That said, my first impression is that Medium is a platform for writers, not for publishers, which seems to be what WordPress wants to become.
When you create a post on Medium, you get a blank screen, like a simple word processing screen. It’s sort of the way the beloved classic editor in WordPress used to be. There are no myriad blocks you have to figure out how to use. You just start typing your post and nothing complicated gets in your way.
So, no, I’m not yet ready to leave WordPress or to migrate my blog to Medium, but I am going to keep my options open. Because I hate the block editor almost as much as I hate Donald Trump, I’m going to continue to explore Medium as a possible alternative to WordPress. And if I like it, I may just give it a go.
But don’t worry. I’ll give you plenty of notice if I decide to make the switch from WordPress to Medium.