I’m not entirely sure that Substack needs to generate an alert in my activity feed every time somebody posts a note. I’m sure that note is deeply exciting, but I’m not going to click on it in my activity feed notices. That is just not going to happen. For the most part the Substack Notes area of the site did not really appeal to me in the same way that reading topical missives that are more produced does. I tried a few times to compose a few notes and it never really stood out to me. Maybe it will improve in the future, but as of right now I’m just not sold on Substack Notes. That is where my head is at on this one.
My collection of notes has been growing recently. Sometimes you just cannot sit down and write when an idea shows up. During those moments restraint is required and the diligence to take a few notes. Later on when the time is right you have to take those notes and turn them into something delightful. A journey of prose that takes shape and communicates something. Every little bit of the day could end up being a part of a written passage. Some of it is much more exciting than other parts. It’s utterly indulgent to sit and just write down every detail.