Review of the most popular cryptocurrency oriented publishing platforms, ranked from worst to best. Pros marked as + / Cons as –.
8. Guest posting for Crypto Magazines
– Usually extremely hard to get published.
– Many websites require a fee for posting that can be pretty high (even thousands of dollars).
– Even if published, posts usually get very little visibility since they are not promoted.
– Very hard to get exposure.
– Posts get absolutely no exposure unless submitted to a publication, which can be hard since there’s no tool to contact them through Medium.com.
– Bans users easily for political reasons.
– Posts get very little exposure unless featured on the front page (which happen rarely, since there are lot of writers).
– It takes a long time for the post to get approved (usually days).
– High requirements, most posts don’t get approved.
– Commenting not allowed.
4. Your own website
+ You have total power and control.
– Unless you promote your website (which can turn to be expensive) you get absolutely no visitors.
+ Medium exposure, sometimes a post can get a lot of comments.
– Posting volume is so high that your post can disappear from 1st page in a few hours.
– If you want to know what cronyism and paranoia look like, visit this forum. All newbies are treated like scammers, and their account lacks features that senior members have.
– Unfair “Trust” system where old users can destroy a new member’s reputation without any proof.
– It is almost impossible to become a senior member on the forum since old members don’t give ” Merit” points to new members.
– General atmosphere is negative.
– If you try to sign-up from an IP that a suspended account has used before, you must pay a ransom in order to register.
+ Posts get pretty good visibility.
+ Active discussion.
– After a day, your post will be completely forgotten.
– Often negative reception.
– In most crypto subreddits a user is required to have quite high “Karma” in order to post.
+ High exposure.
+ Positive community.
+ Active commenting.
– One must be approved in order to write.
Did I miss something? If so, suggest a platform in the comments!