A new way to discover and discuss great writing on Substack
If Substack Notes can become twitter but with writers instead of drama, I’m here for it!
So this is how democracy thrives.
Notes looks really promising. Excellent stuff, Substack!
Can’t remember the last time I had this much fun on the public internet (as opposed to in private group chats etc).
Hopefully Notes will replace doomscrolling with joyscrolling for many twitter refugees.
I really thought I’d like this because I left Twitter post-Musk last year and didn’t like how it left me feeling mentally. But there were some aspects of it I’ve missed and so I thought this might fill that niche as I find Substack a lot healthier. However, after the initial excitement wore off, I noticed that Notes was doing to me exactly what Twitter, Instagram, etc did which was feed my anxieties and jealousies and suck me into short hits of dope that I’m trying to get away from. Essentially, it’s feeding my mental illnesses just like regular social media and so it unfortunately isn’t for me, even though I see the use. Maybe when I’m in a better space I’ll try Notes again.
Excellent! Thank you, Substack!
This is so cool!!!
Not sure how it will pan out, but excited to have a play with this new feature!
Can’t wait to play with this
Best wishes to everyone involved — including the real and virtual readers-aloud, whom we rely upon to assist our access to this array of thoughtful stuff.
Playing with it so far... IMPRESSIVE. Well done.
I'm interested in seeing how people use Notes (including myself!) I've tried out the restacking facility and love it. It's great for taking a comment and using it to start a completely new discussion.
Along for the ride .. Substack is such an inspiring place to write and read
To me, this looks like a waste of my time. The forum will be overwhelmed.