Give a Belated Welcome to The Cat’s Cradle, My New(ish) Substack Newsletter

Want to come along for this existential road trip of mine?

Jillian Spiridon

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It started with a whisper. I didn’t really tell many people about it. Sure, I linked to it on Twitter when I wrote the introductory post, but it died on the vine a little thereafter (not helped since Twitter hates links of all kinds these days).

Yes, I started a newsletter called The Cat’s Cradle on Substack.

I didn’t really start it as a way to make more income (though that would be nice). Rather, sometimes I feel like I’ve overstayed my welcome on Medium and need to branch out a bit into other areas of the internet. I mean, what would happen if Medium just shut its doors one day? Stranger things have happened.

I needed another place for my voice to stand out in some way.

Sure, there’s a lot about writing: musings about my first novel attempt, the double-edged sword of content creation, my history as a fledgling writer, thoughts on how the pandemic affected my creativity, and more.

But I also try to share the odd short story now and then too.

It’s a work in progress, yes, but it’s mine.

But why?

As I mentioned above, I just needed another outlet. Medium has felt like a vacuum in recent months to me. I feel as if I’m writing into a void, and sometimes there’s just too much noise.

I needed to reassess and recalculate and give myself a rebirth.

I’m not giving up on Medium by any means — but my relationship with the platform has changed. I still love the place, don’t get me wrong. But things just haven’t felt the same for a while.

If nothing else, this is a chance for me to take my role as a creator — if I can call myself that — more seriously.

There are so many stories I want to tell, so many anecdotes I want to share, and so many memories I want to make.

Do you think you want to come along for the ride too?

I’d love to have you on the journey.

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