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Communicating CCE through Substack chat
A fledging way for me to get you information about shows, and for you to provide feedback
The new owner of Twitter does not provide me the confidence I need to continue using that platform to promote my work. This same week, Substack has rolled out a new function that I want to experiment with to see if I can use it to get information about upcoming shows and to let people know about unexpected delays.
With over 450 newsletters not including the Week Ahead, I have finally settled upon a publication time that works for my schedule. In the tradition of many newspapers from the 20th Century, the show will generally come out in the afternoons as often as I can put them together.
Except when it does not. And so far, there’s no decent way to communicate when I have to call an audible and opt not to post. This can happen for many reasons. There may be a technical error. I may decide I need to take more time to get something write. I have been turned into a cockroach for an inexplicable yet surprisingly metaphorical reason.
Either way, that is how I envision using this function rather than using Twitter which was never really a very good fit anyway. I am not sure how you use it, or I use it, but this is how this will be used for now. I do know you will have to download an app, which I have feeling two percent of you will do. Anyway, let’s let Substack take over and explain. This is not mandatory in any way at all. I do not like using mobile apps for this function as I have enough notifications on my phone as it is.
For those who won’t do this, the first message will be: The next show comes out tomorrow morning. It’s Friday afternoon and this is the last action of my work day.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.
I’ve already started my first chat thread so come on over and say hello. I am not sure how interactive I will be with this, but here goes…. something?