Medium brings back our love for blogging. But this time, their motivation is different. As the founders proclaim:
We think that words (still) matter, so we built a better system for sharing them.
What makes this blogging service different? First, it’s by invitation. You have to pass a certain standard to get invited. What I did was comment on one of the blog entries, and boom, I got an email telling me that I can start posting my own.
You also need to use your Twitter account to join Medium.
I think this service is still in its infancy. But the quality of writing (also the design) is excellent. And they have Editor’s Picks too.
I like this model for blogging because there are a lot of people out there who just wants to write, and who thinks words still matter, because just like air, it is crucial to our existence–just like breathing.
Do check out my first entry, which is aptly titled, Why we blog.