Been in a bit of a creative rut recently, and I'm figuring that the best thing to do, the thing I'm most inclined to do, is make blog posts about anything and everything.
I definitely want to do this as part of my own blog where I fully control the content. I've learned a lesson (nicely articulated by Austin Kleon in his book Show Your Work) when I ran a 'Humans of' page that was a Facebook page only. It now kinda sucks that all of that content is just on Facebook and I've since lost the original photos, the accompanying text only there etc. I wish I'd set up a blog like the original Humans of New York did.
So the question is - should I cross-publish all of my blog posts to Dev.to and Medium as well?
Is this a common practice? I've had a quick scroll through my Dev.to feed and I can't see many people back-linking to their blog.
As I see it:
|More exposure||A bit of work setting it up programatically|
|Native conversation/reply functionality within the third party mediums||Back links on the posts look spammy|
|Possible adverse SEO affects for the blog?|
What say you?