This is just a template email, dear kittens, so don’t get too excited. I’ll send you out another PROPER letter soon. I’ve been v busy in Bangkok with book writing etc, and it’s also my BIRTHDAY on Tuesday (which I have to mention, since I’m a very birthday-y person, but I have at least two letter ideas to send out in December alone.)
Today I’m announcing a brand new addition to my Substack publication: The Internet: Personified subscriber chat.
This is a conversation space in the Substack app that I set up exclusively for my subscribers — kind of like a group chat or live hangout. I’ll post short prompts, thoughts, and updates that come my way, and you can jump into the discussion. (I’ve already started with one thread, so come and have a look. We’re discussing—well, right now it’s just me but I hope you’ll join in—what we’re currently reading.)
To join our chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app, now available for both iOS and Android. Chats are sent via the app, not email, so turn on push notifications so you don’t miss conversation as it happens. (yes this part isn’t great, who needs another app? but i tried it out for you and it’s quite nice. much better than just endlessly looking at Instagram or something when you’re commuting.)
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Substack Chat is now available on both iOS and Android.
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.