What are your favourites?
Substack ''issues'' that I like to revisit...
👋 Hello, dear creative. How are you doing today?
Are you a reader, student, or user of your content?
A few days ago, I had a conversation with one of my readers and fellow Substack writers about writing and the behind-the-scenes aspects of it. During our chat, I asked him about his favourite Substack letter that he had written. Little did I know that by asking that question, we would venture into ‘‘who we used to be’’ as writers and look at progress in the ‘‘eye and face’’.
Thanks to our chat, you have my selection of favourites today. These are the issues that helped me navigate Substack, and gain more confidence and ease in the nurturing power of this space. These letters playfully serve as reminders of the ‘‘Play’’ in my writing journey.
You are not alone in reading this letter! I do as well! I am also a student, a reader, and sometimes a critic, but above all, I am a user of what I create. I recall listening to Norman Vincent Peale and how he would humorously mention reading his own books.
Do you revisit what you have created with a beginner's mindset? Are you open to being taught, informed, and empowered once more by something you created days, months, or even years ago?
📈 Let’s be practical
🔦 Important and revealing ones
💌 The "Love" theme
🖍 Teaching experiences...
The Love issue was so jolly to craft, even though it may not have resonated with you as much at the time, it remains an issue I like! It has a seasonal trait to it and I am excited about the next one, next year.
Sending some throwback vibes 🌞
🐎 Opportunity knocks
In every letter, I share opportunities I stumbled upon. There are so many cool grants, funding, competitions, and more to enter to experience progress. I hope the list of the week will be useful.
Innovate Artist Grant (For artists and photographers. Deadline → June 22nd)
Cookbook of love stories (Share your couple's recipe and why not be published)
Find your altitude contest (Oh! You lucky anglophones. For summer 2024)
I hope you enjoyed this short time travel issue. If you enjoy this letter → 💖 put a heart on it and share! It helps more people discover this space.