Takeaways from anniversaries of publishing on Substack, and more
SO MUCH GOOD STUFF HERE from folk who try out new ideas so fearlessly and put so much heart into their work. Next generation of Substack writers: please start here (then experiment away wildly until you're as delightfully weird as they are).
I have the milestones to report of over 3500 subscribers and over 200 paid subscribers within 7 months for “Everything is Personal,” a literary publication alternating memoir, fiction, social commentary, and criticism. lauriestone.Substack.com.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you for sharing your stories 🎉 I’m new to Substack and am celebrating 2 new subscribers this month 🥰
Thanks Substack! Imma celebrate my wins: I got one new sign up last month!!! 🎉
Congrats to everyone . I just finished two years too and just published my anniversary issue at Journeys and Jottings and have set a goal to get my next 1000 subscribers within this year
Thank you, Subtack, for your warmth and cheer,
For fulfilling dreams I've held so dear,
Together, in this dance of words we share,
I am eternally grateful you are there.
Appreciate the shoutout Substack team. Thank you for featuring our newsletter.
Congratulations to all. Great work!
I’m very close to 200 subscribers at the moment. It’s feeling pretty good. Hoping to get to 300 by the end of the year.
Good job. I'm tickled because I had 20 reads! Up to 3 subscribers and digging it.
Thank you for the mention 🤗
Thanks for the shout-out! It really has been lovely to build a little community around topics dear to my heart... like how writing is impossible and will completely wreck you (kidding, mostly)
Celebrating two full years on Substack with Wine Wanderings with almost 2400 subscribers, 39 paid. Most importantly tourism bureaus (France, Spain, US), PR firms, Wineries, distilleries, other magazines, and new readers are contacting me directly. Lots of great content to come. Thanks, Substack!
These are all so inspiring! I am very new here in Substack, lots to learn. Congratulations to all that have made such amazing contributions to this platform and their readers.
My two-year Substack anniversary is coming up in a month, but here is my one-year milestone post:
• "My One-Year Substack Anniversary! + In Five Years (a Short Story)" (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/my-one-year-substack-anniversary)
The subsequent year has been even more epic. Within the past week alone, I've appeared as a guest on the Glenn Beck show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woke-is-not-a-slur-heres-what-it-actually-means/id620967489?i=1000604531516 @ 1:26:08) and published a video collaboration (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/mistakes-were-not-made-an-anthem-57a) with Dr. Tess Lawrie (https://drtesslawrie.substack.com/) reading my poem (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/mistakes-were-not-made-an-anthem) as filmed by Mark Lawrie, the director of my #1 red-pilling video (https://rumble.com/vwfia3-a-letter-to-andrew-hill-dr-tess-lawrie-oracle-films.html), and our video has been trending on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MargaretAnnaAl1) for three days and counting, garnering millions of views and enthusiastic responses from dozens of prominent international figures among thousands of other folks!
Awesome list, including all of the great suggestions on connecting with an audience! I celebrated one year on Future Thief (https://futurethief.substack.com) not too long ago, and the one thing I'll say that has helped the most is consistent, quality content, and letting people know you exist. Not through shameless self-promotion, but by providing genuine feedback on other Substacks, getting involved in communities and collectives and by contributing back to the readers and writers around you.
On another note, I have a new anniversary... er, birth announcement? I launched a new Substack called the Lunar Awards (https://lunarawards.substack.com), which aims to recognize and award authors of speculative fiction across Substack. This is a natural trajectory to gather our peeps together, get more eyes on their fiction short stories and read great science fiction and fantasy. It's a way for me to give back and continue to grow a fantastic community. Join us!
Congratulations 👏 great to read. I am writing Concepts of Finance, which I’ve just recently started. Excited by all these newsletter stories.