The idea of a “medium” is that it’s a carrier for something else. Like a canvas on which you paint, it shouldn’t be visible. Blood is a medium too. If you notice it, something is very wrong.
And yet Medium’s tribulations have bled all over the platform, culminating in a clutch of news articles in the last 24 hours. As a Medium reader and writer I feel invested, and a little annoyed by the snarkiness of some of the coverage, which belittles Medium’s championing of ordinary bloggers.