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I forgot that I set this Substack up a few months ago, but somehow you found it anyway and subscribed. Thank you!
Over the last few weeks, I kept thinking about starting a newsletter — it’s the cool thing to do right now, after all. Mostly, though, after spending too much time on Twitter in the last few months, I realized how much I missed having a personal space to write more than 280 characters. Substack, more than what’s left of personal blogging, feels like it could bring back some of the spirit of the early blogosphere. You still get the direct connection to readers, but you don’t have to worry about hosting, SEO, social media, spam etc. And it doesn’t have the pretentious feel of Medium.
If anything it’s worth a shot.
My plan is to make this a weekly thing, publishing on Fridays.
What do I plan to write about? I considered a few options, but if you follow me, you’re probably doing so because you already read my tech coverage. I’ll use this space to write about a few more niche topics that extend what I already write about (think enterprise, open source, developer tools) or that don’t quite fit into my usual coverage but that I do find interesting.
Or maybe that’s a dumb idea? Feel free to tell me.
To me, the most effective newsletters use a more Axios-like abbreviated style, but I don’t know if I’m cut out for that. It’s just not the way I usually write. I think I’ll experiment with different formats for a while. Keeps things interesting, after all.
Let’s talk next week.