Medium, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama & MeThursday, February 07, 2019
Consider that today I found out that I have three things in common with the richest man on earth, Jeff Bezos. He is white, a man and writes in the blogging platform called Medium. I write in Medium, too.
If that were not enough I have two things in common with former American President, Barack Obama. He is a man and he writes for Medium.
Today Jeff Bezos posted this startling essay in Medium on a man called Mr. Pecker.
And as President, Obama wrote this:
While I have been blogging since Jan 2006 (4668 of them) some years ago I read in my NY Times that there was an unusual blogging platform called Medium that had been started by a former employee of Twitter. In fact one of the requirements of Medium is to have a Twitter account. What makes Medium and exciting and unusual blogging platform is its far more modern (than my Google-owned Blogger) platform that provides analytics on how many people look, glance, or actually write what you write in Medium. Notice in the link to the Bezos essay that it has at the top left an indicator 9 Min Read. The platform determines how long a possible reader stays on what you have written and based on that you will know that while 50 people might have seen what your wrote and the picture included but that in actual fact only 15 read it.
Medium has a handy importing tool that means that I can import any of my Blogger blogs and then modify it (if I want to ) once it is in Medium.
In the first year of Medium some of us could start a personal publication. I have several. My most popular one is this one:
Some people monetize their personal blogs. I don’t. Blogging keeps me safely at home with my Rosemary and out of trouble.
But today I kind of feel happy that I share Medium with two notable men.