If you caught the last newsletter, you’ll know the start of August marked one year of Authorstrator, AND the occasion came with the added bonus of Authorstrator being selected as a Substack 2023 Selected Publication! This was totally unexpected and made me feel that hey - maybe there’s something to this little newsletter experiment of mine. Since then, I've been doing a lot of reflecting and evaluating and deciding what comes next for Authorstrator. And to get to what comes next, I am trying to reflect on what I've learned about being on Substack in that time. Now, it started as an experiment and it's
Congrats on your first year ... and love what you said about About Pages! "Take as much care with your about page as your posts - probably more"
You've earned a spot (and a one-month comp) in Substack Field Guide #2 which will be released 8/23. Also love your title and your Brief Description. @gratitudemojo
Congrats on the feature and for reaching one year!
Great post! Thanks for the refresh as I look to getting back on track with Substack after a summer hiatus. Can’t wait for our joint post! 😍
Dear heavens I thought you said “ we are halfway through September already” lol
Thank you for the great advice and congratulations!
Thanks for the post. Off to take a good look at my 'about' page, as, yes, it's probably neglected. Appreciate the tips!
First time I’ve come across your Substack. And OMG I love love LOVE this. :)
Congrats on getting selected by Substack too! That’s amazing!
Ah, helpful insights about learnings on one year of Substack, especially as I am just starting off here. Didnt think that about the "about" page. Thanks!
This is good stuff (also congrats!). The “about” page- I don’t know why I resisted updating it for so long, but a couple of weeks ago I finally pulled the trigger, and it improved everything.
Read other Substacks << This right here is something that I'm actually enjoying doing for once. Read and comment on other's posts/blogs/whatever is advice I've heard so much, but often, I struggled to find ones that I really enjoyed and wanted to stick with. That's been vastly different here as I'm finding tons of Substacks that I want to keep reading. Whatever Substack is doing, they are doing right because they got this anti-social introvert on board.
Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I'm keeping tabs on your tips for my own Substack. I enjoy reading your newsletter, so I am grateful that you took a leap!
Great post, and congrats on the one-year anniversary! Do you mind if I add it to my list of resources when I talk about Substack for kidlit creators later this year? Also, I'm reading The Girl In The Tower, too! I loved the first book in the series.
Terrific insights, thank you for sharing.
I wanted to let you know I really enjoy your posts because they give me a little bit of a respite in my day full of responsibilities. A few minutes or moments that I can feel younger and embrace the joy in life. Much like when I used to curl up with Calvin & Hobbes. So thank you for those few minutes of joy every time you put out a new post!