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A Medium.com Update

 

So apparently things aren’t going as brilliantly as expected over at Medium.com…

Publishing platform Medium recently laid off dozens of people. So if you don’t want to hand away your precious writing to a startup that is still looking for its business model, you can move your content to WordPress.com in just a few clicks.

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, just launched a new importing tool that makes it easier to copy all your Medium content to a WordPress.com site.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/wordpresscom-lets-you-ditch-medium-with-new-import-tool/

 

So not only has Medium been struggling to find a viable business strategy, but it’s firing employees, and WordPress is making it easier for writers to ditch Medium entirely.

 

I’m still not 100% on what real value Medium brings to the table, or what real problem it ever solved for writers that hadn’t already been solved, but regardless it’s regrettable that people lost their jobs.

Obviously something somewhere over at Medium is not going quite right.

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