Happy 1-Year Anniversary
and Christmas Sale
We made it. Today is the 1-year anniversary of Computer Ads from the Past. Let’s take a quick look at the past year.
Year in Review
On December 19, I published a post to announce the start of this newsletter. It was viewed 89 times. As the months went on, I kept publishing articles about computer ads, but I only had 2 subscribers. That was until February 20th when it jumped to 3. By the end of March, I only 12 subscribers. Several times I wondered if I should keep writing, but I was enjoying researching and reading about old computers and software. So I soldiered on.
Finally, in July, I broke 100 subscribers. Three months later, I had over 500 subs.
As it stands, this newsletter now has 723 subscribers and 36 posts about computer ads. That is a good year.
I would like to thank my fellow Substack writers who have recommended this newsletter and those who shared it on new aggregating sites like Lobste.re and Hacker News. You have done a lot to help my growth.
The funny thing is that Computer Ads from the Past is actually the second Substack newsletter that I created. I was always fascinated by military and world history, so I created Historical Tidbits in November 2021. I started Computer Ads from the Past to be a side project, while I spent most of my time writing about history. It turned out that the roles were reversed. I haven’t written about world history since March (mostly due to a lack of time), but hope to change that this month. Jump over there and check it out.
I have been considering starting a Locals community. For those who don’t know, Locals is a basically a private social media site, like a paid Twitter, but the money goes to the creator. Anyone can view content that is posted, but you have to pay to post or comment. If you are a paid subscriber here on Substack, you won’t have to pay for Locals, too. This Locals community would be for all my current (and future) publications.
What do you think? The future is in your hands.
Feel free to discuss this in chat.
I know I just had a sale at Thanksgiving time, but I wanted to celebrate the 1-year anniversary and Christmas. So here we go.
From today until January 1, 2023, you will be able to save 35% on all paid subscriptions. This discount will last as long as you are subscribed.
In closing, thanks for subscribing. I hope that in 2023, this newsletter will continue to grow. As always, I look forward to your thoughts in the comments.
Congratulations on the big growth in subscribers! It’s well-deserved.
I had an article featured once on Hacker News and it led to quite a few signups.