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Join me on Substack Notes
It's like Twitter for Substack subscribers. It's pretty cool. I'll be using it. Check it out.
Okay, the subhead basically says everything there is to say, but here are a few more quick details.
“Substack Notes” is a pretty neat new feature from Substack that allows authors to share with their readers (and other authors) interesting or noteworthy things they’ve seen here or elsewhere. Like Twitter, but without, you know, all the sociopathy.
I like the idea of being able to post a short Note without having to craft and send and fill your inbox with a full article, so I’ll give this a shot and see how it works. I published my first entry yesterday:
The rest of this message is boilerplate instruction on how to use Notes. If you think it’ll be useful, I’ll look forward to seeing you there. Be well,
How to join
You can also share notes of your own. I hope this becomes a space where every reader of Jordan Furlong can share thoughts, ideas, and interesting quotes from the things we're reading on Substack and beyond.
Why Substack Notes
Fellow writers and readers are spending time in Notes for a variety of reasons.
Ted Gioia sees Notes as a forum for dialogue.
The idea behind Notes is simple. Millions of people now participate in Substack as writers and readers—but much of this is built on long articles and essays. We now have a forum for dialoguing and sharing shorter posts.
Chris Ryan is drawn to Substack as an alternative for legacy social media.
One of my main reasons for joining Substack was to wean myself off exploitative social media platforms. I’m hoping this is going to help move us along on that journey!
Sherman Alexie wants to create a kind and creative new space in Notes.
I’m going to focus on being positive, with my own thoughts and photos and by linking to songs, stories, poems from around the web and from other Substacks.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. Looking forward to seeing you there!