As of today, I have shifted my writing endeavors from my website AstroInquiry to the WOODRUFF newsletter on Substack.
Now that the changeover is official I’ll admit I’m a little bit verklempt. IÂ mean, I’ve been publishing regularly on AstroInquiry for close to fifteen years and a good many of my regular readers have become clients, folks who have worked with me for years.
But situations change. Or as Cyndi Lauper once sang: “Money changes everything.”
Why did this happen?
The old days of EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS FREE are over.
Writing on the Substack platform simplifies lifeâ€”it makes delivering and receiving compensation easy.
The great thing about Substack is that it’s easy to set up a paid subscription, and thenâ€”BOOMâ€”you’re done. New articles from me will appear in your mailbox while you sleep. It’ll be like getting periodic telepathic messages from meâ€”strange and fun and elegant.
What do you get as a paid subscriber to WOODRUFF?
If you donâ€™t want to become a paid subscriber thatâ€™s cool. You can still sign up for a free subscription and stay on board for my infrequent public postsâ€”smart content youâ€™ll still enjoy. All are welcome!
Whatâ€™s so great about Substack?
Substack is the epitome of Zen. Itâ€™s simple, quiet, and exists within lots of soothing white space. Itâ€™s the futureâ€”now.
No pop-ups, no advertising banners, no requests to turn off your adblocker, no videos that start playing automatically, no warnings about tracking and potential Malware invasions. Substack is what the Internet experience would be like if gigantic corporate search engines and social media networks hadnâ€™t gobbled up all ad revenue on the planet forcing websites and blogs to turn feral as they try to survive online.
So thatâ€™s it for now. Thank you to each of my longtime readers and newfound friends, I’ve enjoyed creating engaging content for you over the years. And goddess knows I’ll keep producing new material for you for another fifteen–and get paid in the process too!
Why not take a look around and see whatâ€™s been happening on WOODRUFF during the last couple of months. Or if you’re not subscribed already you can do so right now below.