Emails moved to Substack

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Until recently I used two email services: one to send out daily blog post announcements and another for monthly blog highlights. I’ve combined these into one Substack account for weekly blog highlights.

Apparently readers really like this move. Daily and monthly email subscriptions flatlined some time ago, but Substack subscriptions are going up steadily.

Substack is a kind of hybrid of RSS and Twitter. Like RSS, you can subscribe to articles. But like Twitter (and Mastodon, and many other platforms) you can also have a timeline of brief messages, which Substack calls notes.

Only articles trigger an email. You have to use the Substack app to see notes. I think this will work out well. My plan for now is to write a Substack article about once a week with blog highlights, and use notes to announce posts as they come out.