Newsletters on Substack vs. Ghost
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Newsletters on Substack vs. Ghost

Newsletters on Substack vs. Ghost
Newsletters on Substack vs. Ghost

Yesterday I started with a fresh newsletter — My Kaizen Way. It’s a collection of curated topics, including:

  • one thing to read: a single interesting thing for the week
  • one thing to listen to: a podcast
  • one thing to watch: a video
  • something to scroll: Twitter stuff
  • going down the Reddit hole: something from Reddit
  • WFH: fascinating stuff from the world remote workings
  • Amazon: an affiliate link of my recommendation or something I’m planning to buy

That’s seven things. Nothing big, not much commentary, simply sharing stuff.

I committed to deliver twenty editions. That’s twenty weeks; it should keep me busy up to mid-March 2021. Twenty editions are a proper commitment, and I plan on keeping it.

I like Substack as a simple platform focused on the newsletters. It does one thing, and it does it well. But I was disappointed with the formatting. I’ve been spoiled by how Ghost handles links as beautiful embedded bookmarks, and if you compare the overall look, the Ghost version looks much better. The same content.

Ghost comes with newsletter functionality as well, but it’s a bit complex to set up. I’d need to spend invest more time than with the Substack. But I’ll have to do it if I want a beautifully-designed newsletter.

MKW#1 Newsletter in Ghost
MKW#1 Newsletter in Ghost

MKW#1 Newsletter on Substack
MKW#1 Newsletter on Substack

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