“It bothers me that writers can’t create audiences on their own websites, with their own archives, and their own formats. And they certainly can’t get paid in the process. (Although yes, there are exceptions).”
A wonderful rant from Robin that also brings up some very good points about the web, how hard it is to do on your own and make money from and make it all work. I too love newsletters (see my end of 2020 post for some recommendations) but I also wonder what happens when someone writing for something like Substack closes up shop? Where does all that content go? Will it disappear? Also: this is beautifully done, such a wonderful piece of customized design.