Ev Williams published a piece detailing Medium’s new API a few days ago …
Not all content needs to be written in Medium to benefit from our network and interaction. To make it easier to publish to Medium — and, therefore, broaden the scope of content available to readers — we’re opening up a publishing API.
The API lets you write in a desktop or mobile editor and publish straight to Medium.
Katie Zhu wrote about the Publishing API in greater detail—she mentions three Mac apps which I use or have used at various points in my life: iA Writer, Byword and Ulysses. I currently write in the latter and the new Medium announcements have made me reconsider running my own WordPress installation. Not worrying about anything vs. having complete control? A tough decision. Then again, Medium has created a WordPress plugin which allows for cross-posting between the two platforms.
I have three choices:
- Leave my WordPress installation intact and ignore Medium.
- Leave my WordPress installation as is and cross-post to Medium.
- Transfer my posts to Medium, point my domain there, and post directly from Ulysses to my Infinite Diaries publication over there.
Not sure what to do… but I know I would really like to experiment with Medium more.