Have questions about publishing, growing, or going paid on Substack?
The Substack team, and your fellow writers, are here to help!
We’re gathering the writer community and members of the Substack team together in this discussion thread to answer writer questions for an hour. Drop your questions in the thread by leaving a comment, and we’ll do our best to share knowledge and tips.
Our team will be answering questions and sharing insights with you in the thread today from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PST / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST. We encourage writers to stick around after the hour and continue the conversation together.
Some updates and reminders from the Substack team:
Recommendations: Our cross-promotion tool for writers has a new designated tab! So your recommendations are promoted in a new space on your publication homepage.
Comment moderation: We made some improvements to comment reporting tools, making it easier for writers and readers to moderate their own communities. Learn more.
Growing your email list: In the latest Grow interview, Erik Hoel shares his insights on how he welcomed thousands of subscribers to The Intrinsic Perspective by making topics roomier and developing a visual identity. If you’d like support on creating a visual ascetic for your publication, Substack’s services team will help three commenting writers with our design services.
“Podcasting Office Hours” postponed: We’re postponing the special Office Hours on podcasting until new audio features are live. We’ll be sure to revisit questions collected at last week’s Office Hours for this special edition. More to come!
Got questions about Substack or feedback about what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.Next Thursday, we’ll take a break from Office Hours to hold our monthly Shoutout Thread. Come ready to share what you’ve been reading and inspired by recently on Substack. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.