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I’m an advisor to Medium and stepped in to run one of the product teams for a brief stint last year. On October 16, Ev sent me the following direct message on Twitter:

This touched on something that had been bothering Ev for a while: https://medium.com/inside/casual-content-613b6ce4c2cc

On October 30, 2014, I published this internally for Medium employees. It kicked off an effort to build “bloggy Medium,” the first part of which launched yesterday. (More context on Inside Medium.)

Blogging on Medium

tl;dr: you can’t do it today. and i think you should be able to.

Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a blogger. I’ve been blogging since before we called it that, putting words and…


I posted this internally to Medium employees November 18, 2013. See Hatching Inside Medium for more context.

Casual Content

Making small the right size for Medium

One of the next big things I want to figure out is how we design for “casual” content on Medium. By casual I mean things that are less weighty, less long, perhaps more visual. “Snacks” and “amuse-bouches” to counter balance the entrees and full meals in one’s information diet.

Enabling these types of posts is not counter to our goal of creating a space for thoughtful, meaningful content. I think it’s complimentary to it. Think of any serious magazine — it as the…

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