Practical stuff that may be of use to you, too.
By no means do I feel at all qualified to be handing out advice; but I don’t think that matters too much in the end. Good advice resonates with you in the moment when you most need it.
If you’re not going to charge readers for your newsletter, or you’re not sure whether you will, probably go with Substack. If you are going to charge, either one may work. If you just want to write, and don’t want to think about anything else, consider Substack. If you want more control and flexibility, and to make more decisions, consider Ghost. There are arguments for both platforms, depending on what’s important to you.
To wrap up 2020, here’s an index of just about everything I’ve shared in my personal newsletter, Poste Italiane Sunday Edition, since its inception in late 2019. It doesn’t include every single link from the issues, but covers all of the stuff I mentioned that I was watching, listening to, reading, etc.
So you’d like to share some audio with some people, preferably in podcast form so that those people can listen to it with the convenience of their favorite podcast apps. But you DON’T want it to be publicly listed in all the podcast directories (Apple/Spotify/etc) where it would be easily searchable and discoverable. This is the post for you.
Now that I’ve returned to the States, I’m winding down my Turkish studies and will go into maintenance mode, where I won’t expect to make any more progress for the time being. But for about 5 months, I was able to focus primarily on Turkish, and this post goes into the learning strategies I used during that time.
I’m feeling newly hopeful for a way of being that was long ago pronounced dead, or at least dying. As some readers will remember and some may not, before social media became the order of the day, there was RSS. It’s been around for a good 20-30 years. Today, even with social media in full […]
The assurance of giving myself one year without worrying about money was this: No matter what happens, I’ll be a completely different person by the end of that year. And then it was a no-brainer.
I always thought I had a handicap, until I realized it was a superpower.
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