Writers are using their Substack publication milestones to share what they’ve learned so far, from what’s been working to what they’d like to try next.
I hit the first year anniversary a couple of months ago and I did exactly that, look back at one year of writing and analysis. It prompted me to reflect on all the companies and news I'd observed (I write on purpose-driven companies). It was quite an introspective exercise but very useful to take a step back and formalise things. In case you're interested (it's in French): https://machineasens.substack.com/p/49-1-an-de-newsletter-et-15-conseils
At the end of August I completed one year of TREE. The first five months were on Mailchimp. Then I moved to theforest.substack.com Over the course of the year, I posted 235 times, including 40 posts from 8 guest authors. I doubled my subscribers from September 2020 to August 2021. Here’s my thank you post; https://theforest.substack.com/p/-tree-235-thank-you
This is very inspiring and good advice! I would love to read more of these milestone round-ups in the future.
You should do a profile on jimmydoom.substack.com - he has released over 420 stories over the last year+!
Thank you for featuring me in this resource!
I’m a retired professional Rugby player who writing about Rugby and my struggles in retirement, and recently did my one-year milestone post. I started writing to improve my communication, and used my milestone post to announce “The Leap”- a 6 part series where I share how I’m about changing careers. Here’s the link that post and would love for it to be considered in a future roundup. Cheers.
PS: My emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are bouncing. Not sure if anyone else is experience this?
Some of my Substack related takeaways from my first year or two:
I just marked one year and as I thought long and hard about things, I decided to pause paid subscriptions and make everything free for the foreseeable future. It's the right decision for me for now.
I’m coming up on the six month mark soon, but I’m excited by these stories! Please continue sharing them with us.
I don't know how long I've been here. I don't know if anyone reads my stuff. I have no interest in getting paid. I do like this platform, however. I check out the things I've stuck up here periodically and leave a comment on occasion. Thanks!
With my Covid Newsletter I was wandering if Ii could invite them to make a donation to a fondation of my choice. But I do not know how...
These stories are inspirational and motivational. It hasn't been a year for me, however, since I transferred my content to Substack, I have been writing consistently at least once per week. I publish once/week, I read more too. I am learning a ton too. Attending Substack Grow was a huge help! I write "Life Intelligence - Live More. Love More. Do More. Matter." Because, well, we all need more Life Intelligence :) www.vpetrova.com