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Blip.035: Signal Boosting
The system is definitely not down.
I released my first Substack newsletter just over a year ago when I moved away from Wordpress and honestly, I haven’t missed having a “traditional” blog at all—in fact, it’s been just the opposite. Not only has having a Substack encouraged me to write more, I also read quite a few publications from other writers on the platform—many of whom are terrific writers—which in turn has helped me to become a better writer. In this Blip, I thought I’d share a few of my current favorites.
The Elysian is the newsletter from writer and former magazine editorwho, in addition to releasing her novel Oblivion as serialized chapters, writes “essays thinking through a better capitalism, democracy, technology, and humanity.” I really appreciate her voice and I think a conversation with her would be fascinating. You might want to start with this post about what The Elysian is. From there, I think my favorite piece I’ve read so far is called We don’t need our political ideologies anymore.
I was first introduced to the writings ofby a friend on Instagram. In Elevate with Yung Pueblo, he writes about spirituality, meditation, philosophy, and healing. One piece that really landed with me is called The Big Leap Forward, Acceptance, and Risk. He also has a new book called Lighter that looks terrific.
I’m not exactly a huge comic person, butis not just a comic; it’s a new comic universe that’s being produced collaboratively in real time by creators Mike del Mundo, Jonathan Hickman, and Mike Huddleston. I was in after reading their preamble, which goes, “Through comics, conversation, and process posts, you’ll get the best seat in the house as we create the place we’ll be telling stories in for years to come.” They recently released THE VALLARS, which is the first series in the “3W3M” universe and it’s a blast. You can scroll through the whole thing as panels or even download it as a PDF. They also have some really great merch…and you know how I love merch.
What are some of your favorite Substack publications? I’d love to add them to my growing reading list.
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