I have decided to leave Medium after publishing with them for more than one year.
In January they decided to drop the support to professional publishers that were enrolled in the revenue program – which included memberships, sponsored content and display advertisement – and start their own membership program.
Medium decided to become a traditional publisher. They are moving out from being a platform and for the sake of short-term revenue, they are hitting the ground with the same boots that publishers have been struggling with for decades.
Based on my findings, it might even be harder to be a blogger or a publisher on Medium than on your own terms. I will write an analysis based on my research.