This is a rather personal story I haven’t told many people, so I’m a little nervous about putting it out there. But before we get to the story, a few words about the Medium on which it is written.
Medium is a new platform recently founded by some of the creators of Twitter and Blogger. Sort of like a gigantic, collaborative blog, Medium seeks to escape the distraction-laden world of widgets, ads and visual noise constantly competing for our attention, and provide a simple space to read, write and discuss stories and ideas in peace. Articles are left to stand or fall on their own, as their ranking is determined not by the popularity of the writer or the recency of publication, but by the quality and relatability of the content – theoretically, at least. This is measured by how many people read the articles through to the end, and/or click the “recommend” button at the end of the posts.
The tagline is “A better place to read and write things that matter.” As you can probably tell from my own blog’s similar tagline, “getting to the heart of matters with strangers and friends,” I was instantly intrigued when I discovered it a couple of months ago, thanks to fellow WordPress blogger Michael Sarcasas at The Frailest Thing. Anyone can join up as a reader, but as they are still in the building process, you need an invitation to create content of your own. I am very excited to now be invited to write, the prospect of which was one of my primary motivators for joining Twitter in the first place (you need a Twitter account to apply).
Anyways, without further adieu, here is the story: How To Destroy An Antique Piano. Please give it a read, a “recommend,” and let me know what you think in the comments, either here or over at Medium. Cheers!