Archive of stories published by The Medium Blog

The Story Behind Medium’s New Logo [2015]

*Medium has since updated their branding. The latest guidelines are here.

Ever since Medium first launched in beta three years ago, we have sported a logo that is a big, bold, black-and-white slab-serif M, from the font Stag.

Medium is not a publishing tool

Twelve years ago, I was heading Blogger at Google and frustrated we kept losing users to our competitors, like Movable Type from Six Apart. A common phenomenon at the time was that people would start blogging on Blogger — because it was free, popular, and easy to set up —…

The Medium Model

How we are building a system for high-quality publishing at scale

In “The rationalization of publishing,” I argued that subscriptions for publishing on a wide scale are inevitable — and that’s a good thing. Now I will describe…

These were the top 10 stories published by The Medium Blog; you can also dive into yearly archives: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.