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alongtheray
alongtheray
Have you “Moved to Substack”? blogroll.org
pimoore
pimoore

@alongtheray Couldn’t agree more with any of this. I’d never ditch a home on the web that I control and is linked to me, for Substack or anything else. Credit where it’s due, Substack is a better choice than many other options out there, but as you mention it’s still bereft of the charm and openness of a personal blog.

alongtheray
alongtheray

@pimoore Credit agreed - Substack's brilliant in their implementation and mainstreaming of newsletters for all. I'm hoping an enterprising dev can duplicate that for Wordpress with everything baked in. Newsletter Glue comes closest but you still need to hook into an email provider and Stripe, etc.

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pimoore
pimoore

@alongtheray Considering Automattic has been moving and shaking lately with bringing Day One and Pocket Casts aboard, it wouldn’t surprise me if they also get newsletters into the mix for further integration into the platform.

alongtheray
alongtheray

@pimoore Excellent points and add in Automattic's acquistition of MailPoet along with a substantial investment in Titan Email, something's afoot...

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pimoore the theory is you can always export your substack posts and import them elsewhere … Eg I experimented with export and import to buttondown - and it worked … then all you have to do is set your dns to whatever your url is and voila - it moves much like a micro blog archive.

That said - it isn’t perfect.