Decided I’ve been told that I should be a writer by enough people that I started a Substack, The Way Things Ought 2 B, so I can go ahead and practice this craft on a platform which allows one to eventually monetize their audience. If you can build an audience, that is. Right now I’m at 6, so a bit of a ways to go.
My newsletter is @asahi lite - American politics, culture, and economics, all with a dash of catastrophic thinking. The theme effectively is that I don’t expect an easy time for America in the next 30-40 years… the rest of my life, effectively… and this will be reflected in many of the pieces written.
For now. It’s an evolving idea.
“2 B” will have one long-form article (1,500+ words) every two-three weeks, with 3-6 short takes (150-450 words) in between. In addition, I’m still working on the phone book project, which will… in time… also be Substacked. More details in that thread.
Subscriptions are free, and right now I don’t care if you subscribe using your spam email ( ). Feel free to offer constructive criticism (and encouragement) because the idea is to get good enough to build an audience and eventually be paid for this.
My first article:
This would not have been possible without the SDMB, that I am quite certain, so I want to thank every single one of you for reading my stuff and, at times, reacting positively to it.