It's been a while...
You’re getting this email because at some point over the last few years, months, weeks or whatever you’ve subscribed to my mailing list via my website (which is no longer online), through a link on my YouTube channel, or directly here on Substack.
It’s been a while since I’ve sent anything to anyone on my list, so you may not even remember subscribing.
The reason I haven’t sent anything for a while is that when I started my YouTube channel, and subsequently my mailing list I wanted to build a community around Squarespace.
MailChimp, where you would’ve originally signed up if you subscribed a while ago, gave me the tools to capture your email address and send out emails to everyone on my list, but it all felt a bit too much like marketing and not community, and for a while I’ve been looking for a better way to communicate with my subscribers.
A mindless scrolling session through Twitter one day led me to stumble upon a local news publication that does proper investigative journalism and writes well put together news pieces - unlike most local news outlets in the UK.
Every week I was getting an email from them with a button in the footer - “Publish on Substack”.
As a web developer of course I’m going to click that button, not before I right-click and inspect the element though. Or is that just a thing that I do?
A bit of rooting through Substack and I’d found a new means of communication which is not your usual marketing bollocks. Somewhere I can communicate with you as a person, from the heart, not as a statistic in an analytics dashboard.
I set up my publication, SquareStuff, and started moving some blog posts over. So this is just the beginning.
What you can expect from SquareStuff
Written Squarespace guides
Code accompanying my videos
A bit of everything! (To quote my YouTube channel banner)
I also want to have somewhere we can chat and you can have YOUR input on the videos that I make in the future. Whether that be discord or a thread here on Substack, I haven’t decided yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
Take it easy ✌️