I’m Moving to Medium Permanently — Here’s Why

My personal blog and stories will all be here from now on

I’ve been using Medium as a secondary source for blog posts and to some degree for stories for the past year. I’ve kept up my website as another source for those things, posting in both places.

But it is a lot of work to use both of them.

I was using beacons as my main link to point people to my Medium articles and stories, my books, my blog, and my social media accounts. Beacons became a home base. I considered getting the pro version so that I could have a domain and it would look more professional. Another $10 a month.

Then I realized that I could do the same thing on my website and just put all my new written content here. And why not. I’m already posting a great deal of stories here. Why not just put everything on Medium and recreate my website to do the same thing that Beacons was doing?

So, that’s what I did. I found a better theme for the blog to allow for that and now I can have all my links and things that readers might want to know on my own site, instead of someone else’s.

Now, Inky Blue Allusions has a main page with a little info about me, links to all the places online that people might find me, pages for my books, and a bit more. I love the way it turned out. You should check out Inky Blue Allusions and let me know what you think.

What does that mean from Medium readers? It means that you’ll find stories and articles and poetry, just like you always have. You might also find more blog type posts like this one. Sometimes I need to just get ideas and thoughts out and it is a good thing to be able to share parts of who I am and my life with readers, I think.

I haven’t decided yet if I will keep all my content behind the payway. I might decide to make the more casual blog posts like this one unmetered so that everyone can read them. What do you think? Blog post metered or not?

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