Syndication

For the last few days I have been tidying up some old “think pieces”, and re-posting them to a shiny new blog at jonbeckett.com. I’m not posting them here, because I think of this more as a diary – a journal. The new place just has essays.

The reason behind all of this is because the company I work for has started investing a bit more effort in their web presence – they are playing the SEO game, and trying to attract a few more eyeballs into what we do, and who we are. Along the way it hasn’t gone unnoticed that I can string words together when I put my mind to it. I will freely admit that if this leads to writing becoming a regular part of my job, I might smile rather a lot.

So – while posting to my own site, it occurred to me that the best way of letting the world know my words exist would be to syndicate the posts to somewhere else – to take the words to the people – so I’ve been cross-posting to Medium. If you’re not familiar with Medium, it’s a social publishing platform founded by Ev Williams – one of the original founders of Twitter.

Anyway.

This evening something rather unexpected happened. The owner of a publication at Medium with three quarters of a million followers asked if they might syndicate a couple of my posts.

I of course said yes.

I’ll let you know what happens next.

8 thoughts on “Syndication

    1. There’s a .com with the essays in it, and they are cross posted to Medium πŸ™‚ And now one of the big publications at Medium has asked about syndicating some of the posts at medium πŸ™‚

      Like

  1. Look out world. Here comes our lovely Jonathan. πŸ™‚ We’ll freely let him out of the WordPress garden as long as you take his words and use them well. (Brooke peeks through fingers to see what happens next.)β˜€οΈx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. They requested two posts (of the six I have published so far). I pushed the two posts to their publication (they tagged me as a writer), and they approved them overnight. I imagine they are in a queue now – to appear at some point in the near future. We’ll see if the traffic suddenly spikes on them πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.