πŸ’¬ How Heather Cox Richardson Became a Breakout Star on Substack

Replied to How Heather Cox Richardson Became a Breakout Star on Substack by Ben Smith (nytimes.com)

She is the breakout star of the newsletter platform Substack, doing the opposite of most media as she calmly situates the news of the day in the long sweep of American history.

The point that stands out to me in this piece is how long authors and readers can and are willing to maintain this for. As Heather Cox Richardson suggests:

Dr. Richardson isn’t sure what she’ll do next. She plans to keep writing her letters through Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s first 100 days as president. But her routine isn’t sustainable: She makes dinner most nights and eats with her partner, a lobsterman, then starts reading. She often falls asleep facedown on her desk for an hour around 11 p.m. before getting back up to write.

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