What I acquired in my second yr on Substack

This piece at first ran on Casey Newton’s Substack, Platformer. We ran section 1, “What I realized from a calendar year on Substack,” a yr in the past. This is Newton’s specific story, but it’s also an intriguing inside of look at the Substack overall economy. Read through on for insights like this 1: “I actually want just about every reporter could have the encounter of acquiring a increase on the identical day they created anything of value to their viewers.”

Two many years in the past, I give up my work to start off Platformer. Very last calendar year I informed you all how it was going, and to my shock, it turned one particular of the most preferred posts of the 12 months. With that in intellect, currently I want to reflect on what I discovered in calendar year two, and explain to you about some of the changes I’m creating in response.

When I declared Platformer, I described my reasoning this way: “By heading impartial I hope to reveal that reader-funded reporters can endure and even thrive, breathing new everyday living into a job that is bleeding out in no smaller element owing to the

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