This subscription network sparkles bright and expands with what we are willing to share rather than claim from each other.
Yes. Oh yes. And added to all this: the thrill of seeing a writer I admire recommend another writer I admire (oh hey, who is Katherine May mentioning WOAH IT'S ANNA BRONES!), that visible sign of the good people finding the other good people, of that bridging alchemy that leads to collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas and, in the widest and most neighbourly sense, Good Art.
Yeah. That will never get old, and it's how we end up with something thrillingly new.
Bring it. Bring more of it.
I have found some writers I really love through Notes. The vibe so far is really cozy.
I've been trying to limit myself a bit, wary of it being a time-sink. But that's because there's such genuine goodwill being shown on Notes (at least in my small corner). I like the limited connectivity it has. It's enough to reach readers and writers you normally wouldn't find, but close enough to still be somewhat tranquil.
My numbers are crushing it, many new subscribers from the substack network. Great job team 👏
Thank you Sophia and Niccolo. Notes has been such a positive experience so far, and has been a great introduction to fantastic writers and a wide variety of fascinating newsletters.
Just starting on notes, but haven't found subscribers change. To be fair, just starting on substack!
Would love if people check out https://hiddenjapan.substack.com/
This, to me, seems to be the main function of Notes: to uplift and share each other's work. I never understood the notion that it was supposed to replace Twitter or something.
I’m a huge fan of Notes as a sort of scrapbook of lines I found beautiful // insightful. Been seeing other writers use it this way and it’s awesome to see what jumped out to the people I admire.
It’s been really great, so much good will!
Loving Notes & Substack so far! Great community.
“Writers and readers...both choosing to invest, not waste, time and money in each other.”
I think that’s really the secret sauce here. I’ve connected with so many brilliant people I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Just launched my substack and haven’t experimented with notes yet. What a great intro to the feature and what it’s enabling for the community. Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to explore and share some stacks I love.
Notes has been a great addition. I’ve found other fiction writers that I might otherwise have missed. It’s an excellent compliment to the platform.
Love Notes as a space where writers can interact with and promote each other. It’s great stuff.
Really do love the connection on Notes. The concern remains with Substack's lack of moderation, and its seeming zero desire to do that, leaving it all to the writers. Not a good plan in the long run. That needs to be reconsidered and quickly. I see women writers leaving Substack already because of that policy and the trolling they've endured in this short time. xo
I just read an excellent article for sports fans from The Free Press. Writers love great writing! Its in our bones. 😆 https://open.substack.com/pub/bariweiss/p/sports-betting-is-the-new-opioid-crisis?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android