Writer Office Hours 📅

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:

  • Welcome blurbs: We launched a new way to surface and highlight the great recommendations you are receiving: adding blurbs to your welcome page. Set up blurbs in your recommendations settings to let new visitors know how much other readers love your work.

  • Product updates: In case you missed it, Substack also rolled out polls, a new recommendations email digest, paid podcast art, and more. How are you planning to use these new features?

Poll of the week:


Analytics can help you understand how your Substack is growing and where to focus your efforts. Learn more about the your Substack dashboard metrics.

Our team is curious to learn more about how you are using Substack analytics today and which analytics help you grow a deeper understanding of your audience. Let us know in the comments!

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Have general questions about Substack or feedback on what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.

Next week we are taking a break from Office Hours. But we’ll be back the following week, on August 4, for our monthly Shoutout Thread. You will have the chance to share what you’ve been reading and inspired by recently on Substack plus meet fellow writers. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.