First things first
If you’re reading this, it means that someone (hopefully you) asked to receive occasional emails.
2 out of 3 recipients enrolled via Revue, and the rest subscribed through Substack. I’ve consolidated the list under this Substack account to make it easier to manage, and to avoid inadvertently spamming individuals that may have subscribed through both services.
If you didn’t ask to be on this list, please feel free to unsubscribe; the last thing I want to do is spam anyone’s mailbox.
If you meant to subscribe— thank you for joining me on this journey. Here’s an FAQ of what you can expect:
Who will be writing the content? Me
What kind of content will you be publishing? As a starting point, it will read a lot like the content I used to publish as Twitter threads. The topics will be timely— they’ll reflect breaking news and world events. Thematically, the content will reflect my life experience, so they’ll cover a lot of ground— science, technology, healthcare, business, policy, and more.
How often will you publish? I’ve been reluctant to invest too much effort into a newsletter because, until recently, I felt that the platforms were too restrictive vis à vis publishing cadence. I like diving into topics that I’m unfamiliar with, but I also like to explore topics where I am an expert. That can translate into zero posts for several days or a flurry of posts on a single day. That said, I am vehemently anti-spam and will avoid publishing to email more frequently than every other day. Once I become more familiar with Substack, I may set up a digest email that goes out once a week in lieu of pushing emails for every post. I’m open to feedback, and would love to hear what works best for you.
How much will this cost? Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. If anti-vax trolls decide to bring their harassment campaigns to this platform, then I may need to publish some content behind a nominal paywall as a way to de-anonymize bad actors. That said, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to obviate the need for a paywall through vigorous audience management (i.e. blocking). Let’s see how this goes.
What else? If I forgot to mention something, please ask in the comments section. I may not respond to every question directly, but I’ll incorporate answers into the “About” page.
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