...and I find myself jumping platforms
This whole Substack thing has been great/fine, but I'm jumping headfirst into a brand spankin' new space for writing/sharing: world.hey.com !
For some context, hey.com is a paid email provider that unfurled to much fanfare this past summer. I was collapsing under the weight of the 5-8 personal email addresses I use, and so what better way to combat email fatigue than adding a whole other email address to the mix ?!
A tad counterproductive, yes I agree, but I saw their product launch video and was sold. And so far it’s been pretty frickin great:
On a normal morning, Hey only puts 4-5 emails in front of me when I actually receive close to 150. I want to look at the other ones at some point, but I don’t need them in my space all the time.
I like the basecamp people. They're big into alternative funding which feels particularly under threat (indie.vc RIP 😭😭), at a time where we as a world need much less VC-funded tech. As a user, product person, and a fantasyland idealist, I trust companies more that can grow at their own pace and also am hoping we'll all one day be released from the hockey stick-shaped motivations that come with VC funding.
So here I am on world.hey.com! I think it’s also a much better fit for whatever I’m trying to do here—
Hey has no plans to help users monetize these newsletters/blog posts. I support and love writers and creators getting paid for their work, but I’m personally not trying to build an audience. I’m just trying to articulate myself more clearly and own my perspective as I stumble my way thru life, and it sounds like that’s the intent here.
Me and Substack are not on the same page about some things...not sure I want to stay in a space that is excusing itself from moderation decisions (“All things in moderation – including moderation”).
Hey on the other hand has made clear it will make moderation decisions (how much they act on moderation decisions remains to be seen, but they’re at least taking the position).
So here I am, taking in new information and bouncing my way around the internet. I'm forging a new path in tech and, in that vein, am trying my best to consider carefully where I spend time and share things online ⭐
And if you’ve gotten to this point of the post and want to stick with me on this (I’m not going to send anything thru Substack any longer), pls follow me here: https://world.hey.com/claire.kao