Moving to Substack..
Migrating from Medium & Wordpress has been good so far
As of this July 2023, I am excited to move my personal site to Substack platform.
Earlier, I had this on Medium which was quite good as well, but substack seems more easier and comfortable to manage simple personal blog websites.
Main Reasons For the Switch:
The redirection to custom domain was not smooth. The pages were both linked to the Medium.com domain and in my personal domain vmbharathi.net, so links keep bouncing between these two domain, not really good for SEO
I found this one-time payment for custom domain settings in Substack more “sensible” than requiring a Monthly Premium membership in Medium to continue to use the custom domain. The total cost comes easily much lower
I really like the default, standard, simple layout of Substack with multiple sections on the top-nav. Makes it easier for navigation. In Medium, this layout is not quite non-intuitive.
Last but not the least, more of the good content seems to be flowing in Substack, so moving along with the crowd! :-)
Hope to continue to write at least 1 article every two weeks.