Very good points.

Audio versions of stories and offline access to the reading list are pretty good perks, too. I didn’t give them much thought when I became a member, but they’re both incredibly useful.

Given the amount of time I spend on Medium, those two alone would have been worth the $5/month – without even getting into the two biggest selling points, which you covered in your post.

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