We invited Anne Byrn, author, cook, and baker—who writes Between the Layers—to share how she grew on Substack, from collaborating with other writers to celebrating her publication milestones. Read on for her unique insights.
Thank you so much for this!! I’m SO OVER social media and was wondering if there was any way to get away from it while still promoting my Substack, and here’s this lady totally making her Substack rock w/o relying on instagram or twitter. I’m inspired!!
Thank you for dispelling the myth that social media is the key to building a readership.
Thank you! Great advice. I just started my Substack and imported many years of my various writings. I just love to write. For now I am sharing my short stories in the hope of building a writing “friend” network. Iron sharpens iron after all.
Great post and safe advice. I loved our post exchange, Anne! Let’s do another.
Very interesting insights on collaboration. I especially liked doing roundups of other Substacks you like.
Anne is absolutely lovely, she’s one of the first substacks I read and I immediately thought: finally someone is doing a food blog without the annoying and endless pop up ads, and also her recipes are wonderful. I’ve done a couple myself.
Great advice here, thank you. This might be a dumb question but is there a way to contact another Substack writer without putting it in their comment section? Thank you!
That's a super helpful post. I've made a note of some of the ways Anne has used to attract subscribers.
Great advice, Anne! I look forward to your posts every week and appreciate your collaboration with writers, I always learn from you and from them. Can’t wait for your new cookbook! 📕 ❤️
Would someone like to collaborate with me? I have a new Substack and am looking to grow! Open to any ideas or feedback.
What a great post. Thank you for the advice and transparency!
Great post with a handful of delicious ideas in growing my Substack. Thank you! (now to go look at those scrumptious recipes!)
Wonderful interview! Thanks for the excellent tips on how to grow on Substack. I am about to start publishing and look forward to reading more of your posts and learning more about Substack and cooking great food.
I was so happy to get to collaborate with you Anne!!
Thanks for sharing this excellent advice, Anne!
Excellent. I just started up in June and only have--or maybe I should say, I'm stuck on 33 subscribers and can't seem to get any more. Reading this was helpful, and insightful.