all the posts

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Ghost vs. Substack vs. others for starting a paid newsletter: why I chose Ghost, why you might not

If you’re not going to charge readers for your newsletter, or you’re not sure whether you will, probably go with Substack. If you are going to charge, either one may work. If you just want to write, and don’t want to think about anything else, consider Substack. If you want more control and flexibility, and to make more decisions, consider Ghost. There are arguments for both platforms, depending on what’s important to you.

Index of everything shared in Sunday Edition, 2019-2020

To wrap up 2020, here’s an index of just about everything I’ve shared in my personal newsletter, Poste Italiane Sunday Edition, since its inception in late 2019. It doesn’t include every single link from the issues, but covers all of the stuff I mentioned that I was watching, listening to, reading, etc.

How to create an unlisted (semi-private) podcast

So you’d like to share some audio with some people, preferably in podcast form so that those people can listen to it with the convenience of their favorite podcast apps. But you DON’T want it to be publicly listed in all the podcast directories (Apple/Spotify/etc) where it would be easily searchable and discoverable. This is the post for you.

5 months with Turkish: a recap of my language-learning strategy

Now that I’ve returned to the States, I’m winding down my Turkish studies and will go into maintenance mode, where I won’t expect to make any more progress for the time being. But for about 5 months, I was able to focus primarily on Turkish, and this post goes into the learning strategies I used during that time.

Down with gated communities, long live RSS and the open web

I’m feeling newly hopeful for a way of being that was long ago pronounced dead, or at least dying. As some readers will remember and some may not, before social media became the order of the day, there was RSS. It’s been around for a good 20-30 years. Today, even with social media in full […]


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