I have been experimenting with useing the new site, Medium, for longer-form essays. I’ve just published one (about 4,000 words long) called Orthodoxy and the Celibate Sodomite. I’m still a bit too long-form, because the longer essays I see over there are about half the length of mine. But sometimes you need to write it all out! Blogging has nearly always been the Readers Digest of the internet. I need something like Medium to be more like a long-form literary journal.
It’s a very enjoyable process, with focus on the writing: you can add comments and notes to a specific paragraph, it is set up to be easily shared with social networks, and you have a list of followers, etc. The stats do not (yet) show inbound links, etc. But I’m sure they will with time. I know I can get a domain sent over there, so I may.