The first job title I’ve ever taken seriously
Is this the Declaration of Independence for writers? Bill of writes? :)
I love to see this company prioritize *writing* over a nebulous idea of “content”. I’m not a “content creator”, I’m a writer, and that’s why I’m here.
Your company may have single-handedly saved democracy. This post has inspired me to get writing - something I've been meaning to do for some time. Thank you from the depths of my heart for giving truth-tellers a platform when they've been shunned everywhere else.
Thank the gods for Substack!
And thank YOU, too, Chief Writing Officer Hamish McKenzie!
Reading this makes me especially proud to be part of the Substack community, paid or unpaid.
Would you believe I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading this? I swear, I did.
Thank you, Hamish. I feel seen. Validated. Respected. And that is more inspiring than anything else I've clapped eyes on in months.
Thank you is not sufficient, but I say it from the bottom of my heart.
I just came to Substack because Google Blogger censored me overtly, taking down my blog and email, after 7 years of covert censorship, of which I was aware, and mostly leading up to elections, beginning early spring of 2016.
I have over 1000 subscribers, and they are all free, and so am I, on Substack.
COVID-treating MD until fired October 2021 for vaccine refusal.
Congrats on the promotion, Hamish. :)
Love this platform. Can’t wait to publish my first post !
I am lucky to be a Sunday Times bestselling writer multiple times over. Yet the most rewarding part of my week is writing a quirky little newsletter to a small but growing group of friends who are traversing their middle years with gusto. I am enriched by fellow writers on this platform, many struggling but persevering. Don’t lose that energy Mr CWO - it’s rubbing off on me.
Thank you, Hamish! I’m grateful how Substack has elevated writers and given us this beautiful platform to just do what we do and make a living of it.
Honestly, this was moving. 🙌🏾
This. Is. Amazing.
Every. Single. Word of it.
Thank you for all you do, both for this amazing platform, as well as for the chance to maximize our potential as writers.
Thank you for signing Freddie deBoer. His Substack is unique and essential, and several commenters have started their own newsletters which are also wonderful.
Thanks for everything, Hamish--we appreciate you!
The reason George Carlin left such a legacy to the world is because he cared about writing more than anything. And libraries.
When I hear city council members say things like "I didn't know we had a library." or "Will there even be a library in 10 years." I can only cringe or weep with despair.
The written word is the foundation of society.