When Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams first announced the launch of the new blogging/publishing platform Medium, it was open to only a select few. Sure, you could reserve a spot by putting in your Twitter id, but you had to wait to be invited to use the service. Well, there’s some good news: it’s now open to everyone.
Through its selective invitations, Medium built kind of an aura. It’s also the platform of choice for several established writers, including the new longform journalism venture Epic.
Medium recently announced the new change in a post where it said, “Anyone with a Medium account and a verified email address can post. Once your email is verified, you’ll see a button on the Medium homepage that says ‘Request writing access’. Click that button and start writing.”
A Medium account is basically the same as a Twitter account, so make sure you sign up at Twitter first. You will also need to be using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari to use Medium.
At the moment, Medium does not work on mobile phones, although The Next Web quoted the company as saying, “We are working on this.”
In our review of Medium, we found it to be a great alternative blogging platform if all you want is a place to write your thoughts. It’s neat, it’s quick and it’s very easy to use.
If you are thinking of chronicling your thoughts on Medium, here are 5 tips to starting your personal blog.