I knew there were different News Break contracts - but it still hit me to have you spell it out.

Did you see HBO’s documentary Fake Famous? The ability to buy an audience and it’s engagement was shocking. So easy.

Yeah, the game often feels very rigged, until I remind myself focus on the person - one by one—that’s my audience. The person. And, build authentic relationships. It’s a much slower process but it’s real.

Hey I sent you another email :)

Thanks for another thought-provoking article. I look forward to your weekly newsletters. A rarity these days.

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Pardon me if it appears that rather than writing a comment i am promoting my story. I am not. My story is itself a loud comment.

“Boons & Banes of BigTech. Time to take stock & Mend Ways”


If what you reported happened after the 22/1 NYT story on BigTech raring to challenge & threaten Australia, I guess, it’s time for all small fish to stand up.

Let big fish digest that Change is the only Constant. Nobody or Nothing is immortal. The glorious era of Roman Empire is now a relic.

Karma offers no menu. You get served what you deserve.

Take care!

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You do excellent research, Linda. Thanks for sharing. I subscribe to two Substack writers - who are worth my $5/month. I don't have a list - something I keep being told to create. But I do like the Substack format - newsletter. There had to be a Big Fish, I suppose, and a rigged system already. So much for the "on the surface" data. With reference to Mahesh Schroff's comment below - change is the constant. And I'm sticking with that. As well as other things that work for me. Thanks as always for your news!

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Thank you, as always, for putting things into perspective. If I haven't built a list, is it best to use substack for the list-building and continue writing for Medium and substack?

I'm ready to take that next step.

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I so appreciate your comments on these platforms and what they're up to. Inevitable but not surprising to see platforms paying more to attract writers with a large following. Wish I was there, but I'm not yet. Working on it though, which is something. Glad I know you.

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Sigh. What a world.

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It's interesting that you covered this topic this week because I'd been researching the same thing. Twitter acquired Revue, another paid newsletter platform. Smart move by them I guess.

I also looked into Ghost which seems like a great subscription platform with all the right intentions, but I'll be the first to say that it's not dummy-friendly lol. You definitely need tech skills to put together your own Ghost publication.

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