Updated 12/07/19

Want to Go Big? First, You Need to Go Medium

10 Reasons Why

Jewel Eliese
5 min readJul 9, 2018
Photo by Verne Ho on Unsplash

It’s too much.

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. Google+. And more.

All these social platforms bloggers use can make your head spin. Sure, you need them, and they help — if you have a following.

But, maybe you are like me.

When I started blogging all I had was Facebook. Nothing else. And that Facebook account was teeny tiny, made just for family.

Not the best social media presence to say the least. But I have spent the last almost two years growing this presence, like making a Facebook group I love. But it’s not easy.

Sometimes I just wished I could republish blog posts to a new site and find more readers. Make life a little easier.

Then I found Medium.

At first, I thought it was just another place to add to my list, but it has become so much more than that.

But with Medium, I have a place where writers help other writers. Where there is automatic feedback and people actually comment on your work.

A place where blogging isn’t so silent. Where I am finding more fantastic readers. Like you.

And, it’s free.

Or you can pay 5$ to read it all.

Medium, a place where blogging isn’t so silent. Finally.

Why I love Medium (So Far)

Pssst. I am NOT an affiliate for Medium. I simply want to share something that has worked for me, in the hope it will help you, too.

1. Easy Sign Up*

Seriously, this took me only a couple of minutes to do, and it transferred many of my little twitter following over to my account, which means I didn’t have to start without any followers. Nice for a change.

Update: unfortunately, your Twitter followers no longer transfer over. However, sign up is still as easy as ever.

2. Easy to Write On

Once you do your easy setup, you probably want to get writing. That is what we do after all, right?



Jewel Eliese

Published on Scary Mommy, & Thought Catalog. 3x Amazon bestselling author. Writer Mom. A bit sassy. Loves words + baby kisses. Reach me at jeweleliese@gmail.com