What's worked for me, some surprises + a bumper crop of favourites
I've been feeling similar re: still feeling inspired by the platfrom! it hasn't completely drained me like other places.
Thank you for this post, Astrid! I loved reading this, it's so interesting to hear about your experiences with Substack and what's working for you behind the scenes. Thank you so much for sharing my freelancing post too - it is much appreciated.
I'm really enjoying the community aspect of Substack and discovering lots of great writing and publications here too (including yours!). Currently exploring launching paid subs and what I could potentially offer which feels quite scary but also very exciting!
Really inspiring to hear how it's all going for you and also how you are finding a way of working that works for you too. x
This is so helpful to hear! I absolutely love the slow, organic way of doing business and also have had many adjustments for my mental health.
Hi! I am planning to move to substack. I am taking your course now so you may answer this question within your course, but I will ask it now just in case you don't. What is the best way to inform my newsletter subscribers that we are moving from constant contact to substack? Are there any cons for this move that I need to alert them to?
I am new to Substack and loving it so far! The energy is very different and like a lot of people I find the calmer slower pace suits my style much more. I too really want to build community and this was the main driver from moving my newsletter. In a lot of ways I feel like I’m starting over, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! 🙏💫
This is just the sort of gentle, generous, experience-led newsletter that Substack feels made for. We are beyond our small business days now but your 'no social media' model is brilliant. We've all, at one time or another, been slaves to one platform or another ... it feels good to be in this space which feels more like a supportive, encouraging community than the (often) show-offy, 'aren't we doing marvellously' social media platforms we felt compelled to engage with for our coffee shop/deli. Thanks so much for the rich content.
I’ve only recently joined Substack and am loving exploring the platform and connecting with new people. I’m limiting engagement to Saturday mornings so I can manage my energy, and I’ll only be posting once a month which makes me wonder if I’ll truly be able to make the most out of it, but let’s see! Definitely feels more sustainable than the fast pace of social media, though I do enjoy using Instagram and finding ways of making it work for me.
I do agree about the always launching. I’m very aware of that and trying to work out how to not make that another pressure...