Why do “creatives” forget that the platform exists for one reason—the platform’s overall growth and viability?

The Substack founders are staying true to form — trying to save/grow their business. They have to grow in order to raise their next round of funding. If they don’t, then it’s lights out.

Dave Winer:

Yes, Substack is blogging, and it’s totally valid for a blogging system to be better at publishing one kind of writing.

What’s wrong with Substack, and why it will ultimately need to change or be replaced, is that they require writers to use their editor.

That’s lock-in.

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