Saturday 23 December 2023

Bye, bye Substack


Last month, after finding out some gross things that were happening behind-the-scenes, I deleted my NaNoWriMo profile. After sixteen years of taking part, I thought it would be a hard decision to make... but it wasn't. It was the right thing to do. The only thing to do.

So, I dropped out of the challenge but kept writing. Decided to move on. And will never take part again.

What I didn't expect was to be facing another similar choice this month. 🫤

Yet, that's exactly what happened when I found out that Substack has welcomed/allowed Nazis to spread crap on their platform. And not just that, when people started complaining and demanding they do something, they made a pathetic statement that pretty much condones these disgusting creatures. I think this is an awful stance. Unacceptable. It makes me sick that companies are so greedy they're willing to allow such horrible people to spew hate and misinformation as long as they're making money.


I find it so gross that I deleted my account.

That's right, I no longer have a newsletter at Substack.

Before deleting my newsletter, I actually transferred most of my posts to this blog under the appropriate dates. I didn't want to lose all those thoughts, words and celebrations.

Ugh. Like I said, I can't believe it happened so close to the other incident.

Now I have a decision to make. Do I research other newsletter places and pick one? Do I even bother? Well, ideally I would prefer to stay away from all of that. I'm tired of setting up and having to move on because people can't be decent human beings.

I'd like to invest time in my own blog right here. I mean, I've had this blog for a long time and even after the rise of social media, I kept posting updates. I think that figuring out a way of blending blogging with subscribing to updates would be ideal.

I actually looked into it and spent a while reading about my options...

So, if you're interested in keeping up with my writing, you can now subscribe and an email will be sent your way with my latest post:

It's just like subscribing to my newsletter. You'll find out when I post news, post reviews, and everything else in between. I'll probably end up posting more often too.

Well, this is my choice for now. It could change in the future, or maybe it won't. But if you'd like to keep up with my upcoming projects, thoughts and writing stats, feel free to sign up! ☺️

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