Medium Alternatives

Moving away from Medium?
Here are some of the best alternatives to Medium where you can migrate your blog!

Ghost

Ghost is a fully open source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern online publications. They power blogs, magazines and journalists from Zappos to Sky News.

Pros

  • You retain independence
  • Ability to use custom domain
  • Multiple theme options
  • No ads or popups

Cons

  • Hosted version is paid
  • No commenting system
  • No network effect

Devblog

Devblog provides everything a developer needs to run a successful blog. You can grab a custom domain, write in Markdown, and share your posts with fellow developers from all over the world through Hashnode’s network.

Pros

  • Free Custom Domain Pointing
  • Free SSL
  • Blog posts visible to large network of developers
  • No ads or paywall
  • Own your data
  • Commenting system
  • Syntax highlighting

Cons

  • It’s for developers only
  • Posts must be written in Markdown

Svbtle

Svbtle is intentionally designed. The writing experience has been carefully tuned to help you collect and curate ideas, develop them over time into articles, and then publish when you’re ready.

Pros

  • Simple to set up
  • Distraction free writing
  • No ads

Cons

  • It's a paid service
  • No community around writers
  • No commenting system

Posthaven

What would it be like to make a service that lasts for 10 years? 100 years? That’s what we’re trying to build at Posthaven. We’re as sick as you are to have to switch services every few years, or worry about running your own servers and getting hacked all the time.

Pros

  • According to their team, they will run this service forever
  • Post by email
  • No ads
  • Free SSL

Cons

  • No way for readers to engage with writers
  • It's a paid software

Write.as

Minimalist, privacy-focused, writing and publishing platform. They eliminate notifications, streams, likes, and commentary so you can focus on your words. Enjoy a clear mind and a beautifully simple space to write your thoughts.

Pros

  • Minimalist
  • Privacy focused
  • Distraction free writing
  • Ability to auto post to twitter and tumblr

Cons

  • It's a paid service
  • No community around writers
  • No customizations

Pagekit

Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built with modern technologies. It gives you the tools to create beautiful websites. All wrapped up in a clean and intuitive user interface.

Pros

  • Simple User Interface
  • Built in marketplace
  • Team collaboration
  • Easy to use editor

Cons

  • It's not exclusively for blogs
  • Paid service

GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service designed to host your personal, organization, or project pages directly from a GitHub repository.

Pros

  • Free custom domain and SSL
  • Markdown support
  • Good for static sites

Cons

  • Simple to set up
  • No built-in commenting facility
  • No community around the authors

Telegra.ph

Post articles online without an account at Telegram’s anonymous publishing platform.

Pros

  • Write Anonymously - No sign up required
  • Built by Telegram

Cons

  • You cannot create a personal blog
  • No customisation options
  • Write in Markdown

Commaful

Commaful takes everything you love about stories and makes it a bite-sized, on-the-go experience.

Pros

  • Social network
  • Bite-sized stories

Cons

  • Content is gated
  • Blog cannot be customised

Blogger

Create a beautiful blog that fits your style. Choose from a selection of easy-to-use templates – all with flexible layouts and hundreds of background images – or design something new.

Pros

  • Various templates
  • Flexible layouts
  • Free Background Images
  • Custom Domain

Cons

  • Pointing to custom domain is paid
  • Poorly done technical SEO