In our newsletter yesterday there was a line announcing that we plan to move away from using Medium as a blogging platform and in fact our new engineering blog is already hosted on http://blockstack.org/blog. We’re in the process of moving http://blog.blockstack.org away from Medium.
Some community members asked the reason behind this move. I’m copying my response that I sent in an email here:
Medium is a centralized platform and in the long run, we’d love to start using a decentralized blogging app built on Blockstack. That’d be cool. The concept of hosting a blog for a decentralized internet project on a centralized company seemed awkward.
Also, Medium doesn’t let you control the look & feel and doesn’t allow you to easily embed content/HTML etc. They also control distribution and you can’t easily ask people to sign up for a mailing list for example.