I’m experimenting with Substack, a hosting site that many of you are already familiar with. Some of my favorite authors write there, like Matt Taibbi, Chris Hedges, and Glenn Greenwald.
Here’s my site address: https://bracingviews.substack.com/
Why am I doing this?
- It gives me a backup to WordPress as a hosting site.
- Perhaps it will help me to spread my message.
- I think some of you will prefer the comments section there.
- It’s easier to monetize Substack, should I choose to go that route.
At this point, I plan on continuing to post new articles here at WordPress and at Substack. At some point, I may decide to post certain articles only at Substack, which has a “subscription only” option.
To be honest, I pay $5.00 a month to subscribe to Matt Taibbi because I really admire his work. I’m a “free” subscriber to other Substack sites. I haven’t decided yet whether to pursue the “subscription only” option for Bracing Views. Yes, I like to think I should be paid for my writing, but I also know that most of my readers aren’t exactly rolling in the dough, and making money from blogging has never been a motivation for me.
Anyhow, if you wish, please go to my site on Substack and subscribe. Also, if anyone has any experience with Substack or a preference for it, please let me know in the “comments” section below.