Nick Heer writing at Pixel Envy about an article over on The Verge making the rounds:
I feel bad every time I link to anything on Substack, in particular, because I do not think you deserve to be subjected to its desperate email prompt. It is a shame how popular it has become given how irritating it is to read blogs hosted there.
I think that misses the point though. Substack isn’t a blog hosting platform, it’s a newsletter-first platform. Subtle difference when you can go directly to the page for a newsletter but again, you’re not reading a blog.