Maybe you’ve caught wind of this, but either way it looks like the Substack Pro model has led to some rather exclusionary, transphobic rhetoric coming from a group of writers the company has invested in (vis-a-vis, among other things, salaries in part paid for through the percentages the company is taking off of other writers’ paid subscriptions). It’s looking like that’s the way forward for the platform, and like many writers, I’m not that invested in sticking around for it.
Maybe this is a good time to regroup and rethink where to take Gut Feeling from here. I’m looking into the other newsletter models out there, and am frankly a little overwhelmed. Thinking this might take a week or two to figure out, but the good news is it’s looking fairly easy to import the existing e-mail list to a different service, so you’ll continue to get the posts in your inbox once I get back at it. Hoping that bouncing the archive will be just as easy.
Again, will be taking a quick pause, but looking forward to getting more Gut Feeling stories out there soon. Thank you so much for subscribing and reading so far, and hope you can all stick around for the next step!