The Era of Half People May be Over
I wonder if one of the half people subscribing to my Substack is a smoking pumpkin?
For a while, I was growing pretty concerned about what appeared to be a proliferation of half people interested in education policy.
That is, my education policy Substack was seeing 45 new subscribers a month. 1.5 people per day.
Was it one whole person and one half person or was it three half people?
My Substack is Attracting Hordes of Half People
Begging the question: Which half wants my writing?
Then came June.
Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad June.
Of course, that’s a month when people are on vacation, not delving into the grimy depths of education issues.
So, my subscriber numbers dropped. To a dead even 30 new subscribers.
See also: July!
I think the half people are on to the fact that I’m on to them.
I’m actually pretty happy with a newsletter that is adding 1–1.5 new subscribers a day. Three to five of those each month end up becoming new paying members.
Thanks for fueling my coffee habit.
I don’t have any magical Substack secrets. I write about an issue that interests me and I’m thrilled there are some very interested readers. Even better, I earn some side money.
I suppose that IS the lesson: Write about what you care about, build community, and enjoy the process.
I also write some short fiction — here’s a sample: