The hottest Blogging Substack posts right now

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Noahpinion • 2117 implied HN points • 12 Mar 24
  1. Noahpinion has a large and engaged audience of 12,000 paid subscribers who are smart and fun.
  2. Noah Smith conducts subscriber surveys about once a year to gather feedback on how he's doing and what people would like.
  3. Readers can get a 7-day free trial to access full post archives on Noahpinion's website.
The Popehat Report • 4611 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. The Popehat Report is moving to Beehiiv, a different platform for blogs and newsletters.
  2. Ken White made the decision to switch platforms for several reasons, including the opportunity for design changes and a more 'bloggy' feel.
  3. The new platform will allow for easy subscription management and Ken White will still be present on Substack as a co-host on Serious Trouble.
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Remote View • 471 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. The blog reached 1000 subscribers since its launch on November 14th, 2020.
  2. Over the first 8 years, the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Projects Youtube had a 56% increase in subscribers; in the last 3 months, 24% of all subscribers joined.
  3. The blog's output helped the MFMP YouTube cover costs through advertising, showing promising developments moving forward.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 638 implied HN points • 16 Dec 23
  1. Google's recipe ratings may not accurately reflect the quality of the recipes; ratings are supplied by the sites themselves and can be manipulated for increased site traffic.
  2. Cooking blogs often receive higher ratings than legacy media in Google search results; moderation practices in comment sections may contribute to these discrepancies.
  3. AI-generated recipe descriptions in search results may change the focus from ratings to more user-friendly information, cautioning bakers against relying solely on Google's star system.
Nooceleration • 216 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The blog Nooceleration will be the primary venue for the author's work.
  2. The author plans to cover topics like Biosingularity, 2024 predictions, and network states.
  3. Personal goals for 2024 include developing a concept around The Biosingularity and traveling to Argentina.
Rod’s Blog • 337 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. A new blog has been launched in Microsoft Tech Community for Microsoft Security Copilot, focusing on insights from experts and tips for security analysts and IT professionals.
  2. The blog covers topics such as education on Security Copilot, building custom workflows, product deep dives into AI architecture, best practices, updates on the roadmap, and responsible AI principles.
  3. Readers are encouraged to engage by sharing feedback and questions with the blog creators.
Development Hell • 612 implied HN points • 08 Sep 23
  1. The author received feedback from readers about their content and what topics they want to see covered.
  2. There are many resources available on Substack for growing subscriber numbers and improving content quality.
  3. Readers can access the full content and post archives with a 7-day free trial and subscription.
CB • 818 implied HN points • 11 Apr 23
  1. Notes on Substack is a new platform for sharing links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more.
  2. Readers can automatically see notes by accessing or finding the 'Notes' tab in the Substack app.
  3. The goal is to create a space where readers can share thoughts, ideas, and quotes from the content they engage with on Substack and beyond.
Resident Contrarian • 781 implied HN points • 29 Mar 23
  1. Getting exposure as a new writer or for a new product is crucial for success.
  2. The internet often reacts negatively to self-promotion, so getting boosted by established figures or famous people can be key.
  3. It's important to be proactive in seeking opportunities and promoting your work, even in the face of challenges like internet backlash.
Oliver Bateman Does the Work • 137 implied HN points • 29 Nov 23
  1. AI-generated content is becoming prevalent, creating challenges in transparency and trust between readers and media
  2. The abundance of content and digital subscriptions is overwhelming, leading to less actual engagement with the material
  3. The value of content lies in meaningful engagement, not just in mere consumption or subscription metrics
ceonyc • 471 implied HN points • 27 Jun 23
  1. Moving away from centralized platforms like Medium and Substack can offer more control over audience engagement and branding.
  2. Maintaining a direct relationship with your audience on your own site that you control can be beneficial in the long run.
  3. Audience growth and engagement may require more effort when transitioning between platforms, but the control and personal touch can be worth it.
Rough Diamonds • 23 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. The author's writing process involves minimal editing and a lot of continuous writing from years of experience.
  2. The author emphasizes the importance of clear, concise writing using strong, plain language.
  3. In addition to focusing on logic in writing, the author also highlights the importance of evoking the right emotions and associations in the reader.
Many One Percents • 412 implied HN points • 09 Apr 23
  1. To learn fast in a data-abundant world, focus on reading landmark books to understand industry-changing concepts.
  2. After grasping the basics, delve into nuances by listening to podcasts where practitioners discuss topics in depth.
  3. Knowledge is like a territory, with basics as the mainland and nuances as the defining borders.
Many One Percents • 353 implied HN points • 16 Apr 23
  1. Make decisions for your health based on personal needs, like supplementing with vitamins and taking cold showers.
  2. Engage in deeper conversations using tools like '36 questions in love' to connect with others on a more meaningful level.
  3. Consider joining courses or workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge, like a 30-day blogging course to improve writing habits.
Blogging Guide • 176 implied HN points • 02 Aug 23
  1. Creating link bait can attract backlinks to your blog and improve search engine rankings.
  2. Types of link bait include infographics, controversial posts, in-depth guides, interviews, and humorous content.
  3. To promote your link bait, use social media, email marketing, influencer outreach, make it visually appealing, and ensure it is shareable.