“There is tremendous strength in independence and decentralization.”
Daring Fireball: Medium Deprecates Custom Domains Service
Shouldn’t be surprised but John makes a great point about the long term value of owning your own domain name and links. We freely give away too much content and work to commercial companies like Medium or Twitter or Facebook in small and innocuous amounts that do build great value to them over time.
Build your contents and thoughts on your own space that you can reference and leverage in the future.