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. PDT / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT. We encourage writers to stick around after the hour and continue the conversation together.
Some updates and reminders from the Substack team:
Voiceovers to RSS: Voiceovers enable you to add an audio narration to your posts. Writers like Beth Collier and Adam Mastroianni read their posts aloud, another rich way to connect directly with their readers. When you publish a post with a voiceover, you now have the option to include it in podcast and RSS feeds making your voice travel further.
Celebrating milestones: Bill Bishop and Substack turned five this week and more writers celebrated their first anniversary. Congrats to Ijeoma Oluo and Max Read for one year writing on Substack! Who else is a celebrating? Let us know in today’s thread.
It’s been really great to know that I have a way of supporting myself and my family purely from this writing, should I need to. There is a freedom to that in a world that constantly tries to control art. To know that my words - as they come out of my weird brain - are enough, should the books and speaking go away or should that work require me in any way to compromise myself in ways that I’m not comfortable with.— Ijeoma Oluo, We're A Year Old Now!
In case you missed it: We invited Gergely Orosz, to share insights on how he developed his voice as an engineer-turned-writer. He brought his blog, The Pragmatic Engineer, to Substack and grew his subscribers to 180,000+.
Got questions about Substack or feedback about what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.
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