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Notes - The New Social Network?
A new place to connect that's hopefully better than the bird app.
Just like everyone else, I’ve been hopping on every new platform over the last like 6 months (which has led to a graveyard of social logins at least for me) and none of them have really hit the same as Twitter for me.
And even though I have lost about 500 followers, twitter continues to be the platform with my largest following so I’m stuck there at the moment because most of my sales also come from my twitter reach. Sales for me are already down 17% from this first quarter compared to last year (which is super fucking scary and a major bummer). It’s always a let down when you get to do this thing you love, but getting other people to also love it is so challenging. And it’s not that I think people don’t love what I do, but getting someone to spend their dollars with me is hard part.
Some Initial Thoughts:
If you have a Substack, you already have an account
I like that it displays your publication name under your account name - having a “personal” and a “business” account usually means duplicated posts or content.
Lack of video/gifs -
As an artist and a dog-haver, videos are very important to me. Whether it’s showing a process of a something related toor videos of my dogs being dogs that content is important to me. As of today, you can’t post videos on notes (yet, hopefully in future that’s an option) and that same reason is why I haven’t really taken to Mastodon.
The only way follow someone is to also initially subscribe to their full publication. Which is great for authors but I think it’s going to be a negative for people who just want to read the notes. There is a way to turn this off, but it’s a lot of steps:
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I do see the benefit of having Notes attached to publications though, and I’m excited to see how that changes the number of both free and paid subscriptions for me. Of course, I’ve posted on Notes, and it had to be of our dogs, Tater Tot and Casserole. I hope to see you around Notes!
Notes is a new space on Substack for us to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more. I plan to use it for things that don’t fit in the newsletter, like work-in-progress or quick questions.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. Looking forward to seeing you there!