VIBESHIFT2021: SUBSTACK PARTY
JOIN THE PARTY // MAILRING INSIDE
email is the most robust protocol for digital communication. USENET is still live and kicking, i use it to pirate anime. each dispatch sent through email is far more powerful for engagement, there are no intervening algorithms manipulating its exposure (beyond problems of email server deboosting/spamfiltering, which is a non-issue as substack’s servers are considered trusted providers), every post being sent directly to each of your readers, beautiful—
it’s incredibly hard to censure, with data decentralized by design: think about it, each email is a self-contained dispatch hosted in every recipient’s inbox. they can take away your mailing address but you can just move providers: it’s the mailing list of recipients that’s your actual lifeforce—it’s an extremely simple universal csv export: just a comma dilineated list of email addresses…
Export daily they can’t stop you. If they delete your substack, just move to mailchimp. If mailchimp throttles you, move to gmail. with a mailing list, you can go anywhere. And post anything. I LOVE EMAIL!!
Substack is cool bc it makes it a trivial setup in a blog-like format, and also duplicates the emails to the live web for easy sharing (which makes it easily tied to RSS, another most robust medium in reducing internet content to a pure text feed) and as a centralized archive; it’s not robust in this sense, as a website-blog, but it’s a useful tool of convenience.
and YES IK its a cringe infocommercialist web-gentrified carpetbagging podcaster geek bitches retard space, the information-goons of Silicon Valley only let it get away with reviving the blog in the robust form of RSS-emails because it introduces email paywalling (HUGE eSin, DO NOT TRY THIS)…
so we’re stuck forming the dissident underground in the shadows of gentrified infra by forming a posting space against the algorithm until the new web rolls out, ok?
you already knew this. let’s play
// RULES OF ENGAGEMENT //
EVERYONE makes an account, ITS EASY, (even lurkers—use the reader)
Post hard and overshare
Never delete. don’t even backspace
Like every post you read. even if it’s seen on email
Comment as much as you can, in as much length as you can. no more ghost town. Comment on your own posts too you can do that
Repost your old posts no one cares. everything else online is sand running through hands. repost others too, who cares, credit is for weenies don’t bother
IF YOU PAYWALL YOU ARE CANCELED
[SECRET TECHNIQUE] How to retweet: ctrl+a, ctrl+v
BRING YOUR FRIENDS
// THE MAILRING //
HOW TO GET IN:
Copy and paste the full mailring somewhere on your /about page, then comment below to be added to the list.
Eligibility: (1) NO paid subscriptions, (2) actively posting. If you’re reading this, subscribe to EVERYONE!
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