Today Signal v Noise announced they have moved from Medium to WordPress and there main reasoning seems to be because of the change in how Medium is ran.
I personally tried out Medium back when they originally switched and had high hopes, Medium said they were going to work for the writers but more and more you could see the tide shifting between what they said and what they did. I left and haven’t looked back. Granted I might not be getting the visits running my own thing but it’s mine and I can do what I want and make it suit my needs.
I love this quote from their move:
Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.
I’m hoping for a blogging resurgence and have been loving being a part of it. Now if I could just figure out how to get people commenting on the posts instead of replying on the social share. haha
5 thoughts on “ Signal v Noise moves to WordPress ”
I only ever cross-posted my content from my blog to Medium in the hopes to gain more viewership. It seems that it’s easier to pick up followers and comments, however, the UI is terrible. I mainly used it for reading other blogs and when the payment banners and read limits started appearing, I decided it was time to leave it altogether.
I want to support my favourite bloggers, but I don’t want to pay a 3rd party service in order to do so. I’ve enjoyed seeing a resurgence in self-hosted blogs and I hope RSS stays with it.
Do you think moving the comment section up in the page could encourage people to comment ?
Today, comments are far from the content. Most of the time I forget that I can comment. Also, it is hard for me to write and read/think about what you wrote without long scrolls.
Just my humble opinion, from a non UX guy.
Yes, that could be the reason. This is just an off the shelf WordPress theme and using their .com service so I’m restricted on what I can change. Basically I’d have to find a new theme to change it 🙂
Don’t give up!
Your articles are fresh and enlightening.
People are too lazy to click on a link and write a comment. But I know what you mean by people not commenting on posts and posting on social shares instead. 😛