Surviving & Thriving on Substack: Lessons from Stephen King on Audience Growth & Mental Resilience.
That was some incredible voice work! Inspired to experiment further with what audio narration can sound like.
I just love the way you write - it is so poetic, so beautiful! And authentic, not following any formula, which is what makes it so refreshing and special. So yes, it has an audience; yes we are listening and reading! Please do keep going! 🙏🏽💖
I've started delving into your Substack page and I'm really enjoying it. Thank you! I'm sure you know by now how much I appreciate you, your music and your very helpful advice for artists! I firmly believe in expressing gratitude, so a big thank you once again. Seriously, it does mean a lot.
I am so sorry to hear that your mum has passed away. My mum has also passed away and I truly believe that grief is love, and love lives. Music and the arts helps me so much. I found what you wrote here about writing extremely interesting. I think you certainly have a gift for words. I knew this from your songwriting, but to also see it here, in your newsletters and in your IG posts, all in different but cohesive forms, is just so impressive and unique. It's poetry man. You inspire me. So, THANK YOU. Keep doing what you're doing. I am very grateful 🙏. Take care and I hope you're having a nice weekend.
Much love, man.
I do love these audio versions of your pieces. I read the written ones, always, but you do feel so near on these. And I am so happy to be here listening/reading, hearing and engaging with you. Having an attentive audience does mean so much, doesn’t it. Connecting, letting our thoughts & feelings get entangled with those of others… Once upon a time, I wrote poems and put them in a drawer, but they demanded to be let out.
Anyway, I think when we learn so much from our “failures” there comes a point when we stop really seeing them as such. I love reading your thoughts, feelings, perspectives; I appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable, to put yourself out there, to court failure, to LIVE your aliveness. I feel inspired & am honoured to witness and hold space for this way of being.
Dear Magda, you just made my night! The support means just so very much - and the encouragement to.
I had a choice after the tour last year, one which I've come to at many junctions on the artistic road.
I knew that if I was to go on, I had to humble myself utterly before the path. It meant also both taking a leap of faith, and knowing I would have to work harder than ever - even to have a chance of keeping on this road.
As such your backing comes at such an important time. It is much more than the subscription - it is the belief. That is unquantifiable - especially when you feel like you're starting out once again and there is a mountain before you.
I'm not sure where you live - but if you ever make it to a show in Germany (or beyond!), please let me know - it would be my absolute pleasure to guest list you and some friends as a thank you!
Have a peaceful evening,