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Substack has been very beneficial for writers, but for readers…not so much!
There are a few reasons:
1. It's difficult to discover new things to read.
Notes has made it much easier to discover relevant newsletters, but it has also become yet another place to be overwhelmed by too much information.
2. My inbox is getting out of hand.
That's what I usually strive to make my inbox look like—no unread emails. Maybe I'm a bit neurotic, but having too many emails arrive all the time is annoying and demanding.
3. Paying everyone can be a challenge.
It can be expensive to pay 5–10 writers. Paying only for one place that always sends interesting articles would be much better.
4. Sometimes you love someone's writing but not his whole newsletter.
Although I'm all about supporting writers, sometimes you want to shop around a little before committing and subscribing.
How will The Substacker fix this?
As a reader here on Substack, I would love to receive a weekly breakdown of what is going on on Substack. Since I have read this complaint many times from readers, I thought I could fix it myself instead of waiting for a solution.
I know Substack Reads already exists, but I fear they don't give much room to less well-known indie authors. Also, as I said in my other Substack,Read, Watch, Binge there's no such thing as too many recommendations!
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