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A new place for us to share ideas
There’s a new feature on Substack called Substack Notes. I’ve posted a few and would love for you to join me there!
Think of it as a place for deeper and thoughtful engagement. The functionality of Twitter or Instagram, but with less anger and fake (from users). Why? Because it’s people like you engaging in great content.
I’ll be using Notes to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and maybe even give an advance look at upcoming posts. Like this week’s account of climbing the highest peak in between the Himalayas and New Guinea [SECRET LINK]. And, I also plan to use it for things that don’t fit in the newsletter, like work-in-progress or quick questions.
I think you’ll find it a refreshing place to meet other interesting minds!
How to join
You can also share notes of your own. I hope this becomes a space where every reader of Things I Wrote Down can share thoughts, ideas, and interesting quotes from the things we're reading on Substack and beyond.
Why Substack Notes
Fellow writers and readers are spending time in Notes for a variety of reasons.
Ted Gioia sees Notes as a forum for dialogue.
The idea behind Notes is simple. Millions of people now participate in Substack as writers and readers—but much of this is built on long articles and essays. We now have a forum for dialoguing and sharing shorter posts.
Chris Ryan is drawn to Substack as an alternative for legacy social media.
One of my main reasons for joining Substack was to wean myself off exploitative social media platforms. I’m hoping this is going to help move us along on that journey!
Sherman Alexie wants to create a kind and creative new space in Notes.
I’m going to focus on being positive, with my own thoughts and photos and by linking to songs, stories, poems from around the web and from other Substacks.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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