Medium Vs. WordPress

A showdown of blogging forces.

Photo: Unsplash — Edited by AZ

What’s what

If you don’t know, WordPress is a full content management system. It’s the most common blogging platform out there and considered the industry standard for websites.

The solo writer

Let’s get hypothetical. Our friend, Dan, wants to start writing.

For someone like Dan, Medium is the way to start. Let me tell you why.

1. Simplicity

Compared to WordPress, Medium is bare and straightforward. Working and navigating this platform is both intuitive and refreshing. Medium’s functionality combined with it’s UX is something special.

2. Community

When I started my WordPress blog, it felt like I was stranded out in the middle of the ocean. I was at the wheel of a complex, rugged ship wandering the waters by myself.

3. Money / Time Value

If you want your own domain name, hosting service, and all the bells and whistles, you’re gonna fork out some $$$ for a WordPress blog.

We have a winner

No brainer for Dan, right?

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.