Moving to Ghost!
Just a quick heads up, I’m working on moving my content (newsletter / blog / etc.) to the same platform and getting all of that to integrate together. In short, everything you’re getting now will continue to be free; though I’ll have paid options / content in the future (as some have requested)
Buttondown had been a great open source service to launch this newsletter. Many of you know that I’m a strong supporter of FOSS (Free Open Source Software) and have been for a long time — something you should look into in the current age of censorship if you’re not familiar. I’ve used a variety of static site generators (Jekyll and Hexo) to serve pages made with GitHub, but as more time goes on I don’t have the time (or patience!) to do the backend programming myself and need a bit more convenience.
Medium won’t litter a blog with intrusive ads, but starting in 2022 publisher payouts will be stopped if you don’t have more than 100 followers — bogus! Wordpress is perhaps the most obvious answer to all of this, however a much lesser known platform also offers Patreon-like subscription tiers — hello Ghost!
The Bottom Line:
All of my content from Medium and The Cultured Warrior Newsletter (including you wonderful supporters and subscribers!) should get imported to Ghost. If, for some reason, you stop hearing from me on Sundays (typical release day) feel free to blow me up on Twitter or Instagram!
Of course, if there are features, content, questions you want I’m always all ears for requests! Some of the paid content I’ve been mulling over are general recommendations or “proven plans (templates)” for things like strength and conditioning, mobility, nutrition — even jiujitsu / self defense videos or instructionals (hosted privately on YouTube and acceded through Ghost).