As you’re likely aware if you read one of our previous Fresh Pressed Edits, we created a Substack! I know, I know, it seems like much of the social media blogging world is shifting to creating one of those newsletters. I post on my own Substack and after much consideration, we thought about trying to create one just for our blog to share content that we’ll explain in more depth in this post, which is copied from our Subtack’s page.
The idea to create a Substack for our blog came from initially wanting another space to share more of our photographs from our visits. We take a LOT of pictures when we travel places, but it’s often too many and too large to host on our website. In fact, as I’m writing this, I received an email sometime this week about space on our blog.
We’ve been thinking a lot about whether it would be worth it to completely switch hosts or look into other mediums for hosting our blog’s content and then. I thought about Substack – a site I’ve started reading and writing on my own personal space on the internet. Substack is a great way to not only connect with others but share content that feels more reminiscent of old-school blogging where you could share whatever you wanted without much structure.
After thinking about it, we thought that this would be another great way to potentially share more content that’s related to travel or living on a budget, but not something we would want to share on our blog due to either space restrictions or because it’s just entirely too random – even if it is related to what we typically share on our blog.
For example, there are quite a few stories from our travels that we haven’t shared here on our main blog that we’d love to share here and we’d love to focus on possibly posting all of our preset-related posts as well as our Brew Reviews and Fresh Pressed Edits on this space as opposed to writing them all on our blog. Additionally, we’ve even thought about utilizing this space to share videos we wouldn’t share on our blog, personal essays, and behind-the-scenes things and life updates that fit more appropriately on our Substack as opposed to here on our blog.
We’re trying it out to see how we like it, but we’re hoping it’ll be a fix to one of the issues we’ve been having since hosting this space. We will absolutely still be posting primarily on our blog, but hope to use our Substack as a secondary space for posts that we listed above in hopes of saving space here.
By subscribing to our Substack, you’ll receive the following sent straight to your inbox as they are posted:
- Photographs, stories, and/or videos that we have not shared on our blog of some of our favorite travels and experiences.
- Random things related to travel and experiencing life on a budget that we may feature less on our blog such as our Fresh-Pressed Edits, Brew Reviews or Budget-Friendly Finds.
- Personal essays, life updates, and musings
- Preset Shop updates such as new presets or free presets
Essentially, the TL;DR version of what we’re saying is this space will serve as an addition to our blog where it’s a little less structured, a little more personal, and ultimately another space to house our content that may be taking up space on our blog. Eventually, our blog will likely be more travel-focused while this space will become more budget-friendly home and lifestyle-focused.
This is not to be confused with what we currently share on our newsletters that you can subscribe to over on our blog. We will still send out Never Miss a Post emails and you will still get the Freshly Brewed newsletters sent there as of now. This is just an extension of our blog.
Will you ever charge a subscription fee for posts?
We may eventually as the money would help us maintain our blog’s costs. If we do ultimately decide to do so, our “paid” or subscription-only posts would primarily be posts like our personal ones that share content we may not necessarily want to be shared publicly on our blog’s space. This would include personal essays, certain life updates, etc. As of the time we’re publishing this, these posts will remain free, but we do want to be transparent that this may be something we look into later and perhaps sometime next year.
Feel free to browse this space and subscribe. We hope you stick around!