Moving to Substack
Why I left the Chimp behind
I’ve moved my newsletter from Mailchimp to Substack. (At least, I hope I did. Shit, I hope this works or I’ll look like the dumb ape.)
Okay look, I have nothing against the chimp. I’m a fan of primates. Hell, I’m a primate myself. But using mailchimp for my email newsletter was becoming more and more unwieldy for a variety of reasons I won’t go into here. I needed something different.
A bunch of research - and by research I mean desperately staggering around the internet followed by a long telephone conversation with my mate, John Birmingham (thanks, John!) - I ended up realising that Substack was the way to go.
With the potential disintegration of things like Twitter (thanks, Musk, you absolute fuckknuckle) and the increasing invisibility of posts on Facebook, I wanted somewhere that I knew people would see updates from me, and where those updates were also easy to create. That’s why you’ve all signed up for this newsletter, after all. And the beauty of Substack is that I can post stuff here that doesn’t get sent as an email and, if you’re so inclined, you can visit my Substack page to see what incidental stuff I’ve been crapping on about lately.
Obviously that Subscribe button isn’t relevant for pretty much everyone receiving this particular missive, but it will be useful for posts in the future and, like I said, I’m still learning my way around here. (No chimps so far.)
There won’t be much at first. I’m still learning this as a platform and figuring out my way forward. But I wanted to let you know this was happening and that you would now be receiving my newsletter from here rather than that damn dirty ape.
It’s good to have you along. I hope to keep you entertained. Cheers.
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That John’s a good bloke. I have also started a Mastodon account to replace twitter. @firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to substack! I have similar reasons for making the move from mailchimp, then mailerlite, and then finally substack. I've really enjoyed the community here and the platform itself. I have connect with so many more readers and writers that I know I wouldn't have connected with through the more traditional email list route. I look forward to seeing what you do with your substack.