How things work, and why I'm here.
I had vowed not to subscribe to any more substacks but then I read this piece and felt moved to subscribe. Keep doing what you do.
Deep down I always knew you were an artist. Solidarity forever!
This is great. I’m looking forward to having a new outlet to keep reading your work.
Brilliant introduction, you have a new subscriber!
I am down to support your journalistic integrity and creative expression whatever it is, though i also miss your poems about nuts, rants about deadlifts and other sort of funny stuff. Just throwing that out there.
I had this absurd nostalgia trip going on with substack--like we could get the good times back. This is not because of some middle-aged crisis (though maybe it is) but because there’s some GOOD SHIT on substack. And unexpectedly randomly good, like there used to be in ye olden internet days. Yeah, there is some art on here. There are some nuggets of gold. I do not think we can repeat the past but substack is having its own heyday and I would say the heyday starts now with you showing up and...it probably won’t last very long if the past is any measure. So glad you have joined just in time!
This is gonna fuckin' rule.
This is the only Hamilton I like.
If we get enough subscribers, could we get an IoftheTiger post?
Hi HamNo! I miss you writing with the Discourse Blog-ers, but I'm excited to see where this takes you. Good luck!
This is great and I wish you luck. But I'm curious as to why you went with Substack and not your own site with a PayPal or Stripe button (and keep the 10% Substack takes.)
Funny that I am going through the exact problem... Suffering four years of being told my work on https://maniainc.com is not worthy of income by advertisers and google ignoring my work like it doesn't exist at all.. Writing is becoming a lot like being a gold miner,.. nobody wants to see you work and even when you do, you'll never actually get anything reminiscent of the hard, painful work you've put in... after a full 4 years of work,,.. My blog pays me nothing and I am struggling to pay rent still feeling like there is light at the end of the tunnel.. Question is,,, is there a purpose to my suffering or should I just give up like I am always pushed to feel to want to?
Well... Another desperate attempt at making a living out of writing is my 'Unrestrained' blog here on Substack... Sadly,, I am not from a 'Stripe-supported' country and can't even have a Stripe account to start with,, so I cannot (at the moment) monetize my Substack and not like anyone will subscribe anyway....
Here's a link to my post on my failure blogging: https://open.substack.com/pub/davidmania/p/my-first-fcking-substack-post-my
and Here's my Substack (Unrestrained): https://davidmania.substack.com
nice..I m like..I will support you..but than.. I wanna read some of your new stuff , and than I might be interested.. in subscribing to your thoughts.. maybe you should post couple free articles.. fair?
Journalism is a low pay, high stress career. We always seem to get the short end of the stick. I spent decades in television news and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Perhaps on SubStack there will be an outlet for our work, and hopefully for our economic gain. Gonna try it. Can't hurt.