Which is more interesting, Quora or Medium?

I answer a great new question on Quora.

They are both interesting in different ways.

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I have long thought of myself as a blogger, so I enjoy Medium for several reasons.

  • There is a built in audience of readers and you can tag your pieces so that the right audience will see it.
  • There are so many writers and subjects and topics that you can read about anything you want and learn something new every day.
  • It is easy to find new writers to follow.
  • It’s easy to show other writers you appreciate their content with claps and responses.
  • Medium tracks all stats for your articles, like how many views, reads, claps, and responses you get over time.
  • I enjoy writing short-form content.
  • I like having an outlet where I can write literally wherever I want.
  • It is free and the user interface is easy to navigate.
  • Medium recently introduced a paid partnership program where you can earn money from your articles. I have already benefited from this.
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I only recently started using Quora, and I have found it to be intriguing and nothing like Medium.

  • It is not really a blogging platform at all, though there are often blog-length answers and you CAN connect your blog to your profile.
  • Anyone can ask anything, meaning there will be incredibly interesting and thought provoking questions alongside stupid questions that answer themselves.
  • It is free and easy to get started
  • It’s somewhat addicting once you start answering questions!
  • You have the opportunity to answer questions on topics like the city you live in, the college you went to, and the book genre you enjoy reading; not just questions about your area of expertise. My Medium blog focuses more on freelancing, writing, entrepreneurship, and books than on anything else.
  • Several times Quora questions have made me think about topics in a new or different way, which have then become blog posts on my own Medium blog.

Quora often feels more disjointed than Medium and both are a great way to show your expertise in different areas. I like that on Quora you can pose your own question and get so many expert responses from people all over the world. I like that on Medium, it’s just the platform and my blog is MY blog.

What do you think? Do you prefer one over the other? Both? Tell me why!

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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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