I've added a sub-newsletter for quick thoughts and commentary.
Great news. Count me in.
This looks like a really good idea and good use of the platform!
Do you have to send out things to email, though? I thought you could just publish to the web and it sorta hangs out there for people to find if they go looking...
Oh I like this idea!
I tried initially - and then again in response to you query, two things happened.
1. when I tried my first keystroke I got a pop up telling me an email was sent to me to verify my identity before I could respond.
... this is my copy/paste version of that:
Here’s a link to sign in to Aaron Ross Powell. This link can only be used once and expires after 24 hours. If expired, please try logging in again here.
Sign in now
© 2023 Aaron Ross Powell
548 Market Street PMB 72296, San Francisco, CA 94104
2. I went to check my in-box, and there was an email asking me to verify, and inviting me to click on it; only then could I get to this window and pop in my thoughts. I don't think it's me, but you might want to check your settings - something is triggering Substack to do that for you, and I suspect you might not want that. I know I wouldn't want a roadbock between me and my readers who want to comment on what I've posted.
p.s. the 'double-authenticate' process will discourage writers; as a subscriber you already know who I am, so why the extra step?
Congrats on sticking your toe in uncharted waters.
I'm a new follower of yours, so for me the 'jury is out', so I won't offer opinions of any kind until I've had a meal or two your writing to digest ...
However, under the heading of 'blink-like impressions, hoarders, ADHD distractions freaks, and general common sense', GET A CLEANING lady, clean out that gong show office and let your focus grow!