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How i plan to be using Substack
a loose sketch of our social contract
So, I usually avoid longer form writing for two reasons:
I don’t think that i have something that original to say, and its easier to link to other pieces of writing instead.
I prefer continuously adding to my writing as I find more relevant things and connections. Substack being an email list first platform put me off from joining it at first in favor of something more like abstractfairy.brick.do or our usual twitter threads. The fact that even though I can edit the post after sending it, most people will read the email version which makes it hard to keep adding things.
I never finish a piece of writing. They are only temporarily abandoned while i go try them out or chase other butterflies down rabbit holes.
Anyways, I can’t really make any promises about what I’ll be doing yet with this because I’m not really sure. I expect infrequent posts, maybe once a week at most, or once a month or maybe even less as I’m a bit of a perfectionist about writing, and the fact that this will be sent out as an email makes it feel like an explicit demand of your attention—which I intend to respect and honor.
All my writing is, and will be, free at all times for everyone. Mainly because everything I’ve actually learned was from free books and blog posts I’ve found online and the kindness of strangers taking the time to respond. Everything I know was given to me for free out of kindness, and I will honor that and pay it forward where I can.
So yeah, that’s an outline pretty much. I’ll be writing about the same things I do on Twitter. Mainly Phenomenology, Psychology, and Philosophy. I do have other interests (Finance/Economics, History, Military History, Sociology etc.) But they aren’t as easy to write about—you can do a lot of philosophy, phenomenology and psychology from your armchair because you are a live specimen to examine with you at all times—and to some degree even if I did write about them, I probably would do it under a different pen name / alt.
Anyways. I’m happy to have you here, and let me know if there’s a topic that interests you in the comments or DMs.
Edit: Seeing as Musk has managed to royally fuck up yet again by banning Substack links, I will no longer be writing threads on twitter and will instead all my longer writing will be found here on substack. Will be sticking to writing once a week to get used to it, and if I don’t have any new insights to share I will be adapting some of my old threads.
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