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Is Substack the best tool for blogging - ever?
A web developer / content creator's first hand impressions..
Substack is by far the quickest and most effective way to manage any blog. With Substack, I can easily create and edit posts, podcasts and webpages, while the design is intuitive and easy to navigate. Substack also provides a newsletter component which allows me to reach more readers with my content. Best of all, it promotes its writers for free! I'm moving all my blogsposts to Substack now because of these reasons; it's a no brainer for me.
I really don't understand how Substack integrated the code to make their platform so advanced that even non-technical bloggers can effectively edit and view their website designs almost instantaneously, but they managed it. As someone with a background in coding (my former blog runs on ReactJS, NodeJS and Gatsby), I wholeheartedly commend Substack for fixing one of the major issues with many CMS or blog platforms in an incredibly effective fashion. And even better, this great feat relies not on coders or web designers, but simply on Substack's brilliant design.
Substack has changed the game by making a variety of premium tools freely available to its users. We now have the ability to add voiceovers, insert comment buttons and subscribe buttons, and create unlimited web pages. After experiencing these features, it's clear that Substack has packed an incredible amount of functionality into its free version. The addition fee for custom domains is only $50 - a small price indeed! What's more, there appears to be no limit to the amount of media we can embed within this platform; something truly fascinating. Is Substack now trying to compete with social media platforms? It certainly looks possible.
There is no doubt that the capability of blogging platforms to merge with newsletter systems is an impressive feat that has enabled seamless integration between the two. It is remarkable how these builders have managed to use the same code found in social media apps and apply it to blogging and newsletters in a way that makes everything appear effortless. Though the answer may elude me, I can't help but admire how the developes at Substack successfully closed the gap between blogging and newslettering by creating them as one cohesive machine.
I have high hopes for Substack as I am deeply impressed by the platform after being a first time user. My only hope is that the platform will remain its true self, which it was built to be, and this is usually the downfall of most platforms - they run out of resources and start to lose their initial purpose. I strongly believe that with perseverance and dedication this won't happen, and I look forward to continue building my projects with it.
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