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Jan 30Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS

All great advice here. I'm definitely trending more and more in the direction of writing for myself. I originally posed my newsletter under the self-help banner, but the more I write, the more I'm discovering that my newsletter is really just my own observations and discoveries in middle-age. I'm not afraid to make myself look like a clown at times. There's a certain kind of freedom in that, and I'm enjoying it so much more.

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I feel the same way, Dan! ❤️

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That's awesome

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Jan 31Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS

Sheesh this was nice Maya!

So much info, thanks for sharing!

I noticed a lot of my traffic comes from Medium!

I’m going to try and work on increasing my conversions there.

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This is a great roundup and is also an example of a great type of post to write. So smart.

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Well said

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Jan 30Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS

Thanks so much for the mention, Maya!

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Thank you for the tips ;)

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Good advice

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Feb 7Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS

Hi Maya,

This is great post and so helpful.

Relatively new to Substack, my goal is to build my newsletter list (I didn’t know how important they were until recently), and share stories and information I’ve learned running two five- star businesses. Also, memoir, and fun food posts from my PASTRY chefing days.

I’m a storyteller.and entrepreneur. I write

stories from the coffeehouse I owned for 25 years on the rim of Yale’s campus.

My Substack is called “Through Lulu’s Lens”

I haven’t found my tribe yet, but I have found some lovely people who have had faith enough in my writing to subscribe.

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Hi Lulu, your Substack sounds very cool, is the idea that it’s like talking to a friend in a cafe and they tell you interesting stories? I’m sure you’ll find your readers. ❤️

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Feb 7Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS

Great thanks for the tips! I just started my Substack and am so excited to see it grow in the future. One post at a time!

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Congrats on starting, Brian! Your topic is very interesting and I’m sure you’ll do great. If you ever have questions and think I may be able to help, just let me know. 💫

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Great advice, thank you! I've loved writing on here. It's therapeutic for me and I'm getting feedback that I am helping others in their life, which is why I started my publication in the first place. I'm working to continue to grow my audience, and this helps.

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So glad it helps! <3

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Great post, Maya! :) Glad to know I'm on the right track so far.

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Hi Maya, wow! What a nice shout-out and list. I love Karen. David is great and super smart how he's using Notes. He spends a lot of time there to grow his network. As for the recommendations, I made an awesome new connection here and we'll level up this not so sexy list. Stay tuned. I'll also share an interview and quick walkthrough. Hugs and talk soon!

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I like this simple wisdom: don’t put all your eggs into one basket 🙏🏼 I’m gonna look at my other socials - at least two : Instagram & LinkedIn make great sense as the audience is super disparate also get active on Medium 🙌🎊

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Help-self, that's a new term for me, loved the advice Maya thank you.

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That was pretty insightful. Thanks

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RemovedFeb 5Liked by Maya Sayvanova | OPBS
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Hmm, who would you say your newsletter is for? I fear that with such a specific niche, you'll have to be a bit clearer. If you think everyone who listens to music can benefit from your Substack, then make that a bit clearer in the short description and tell us how. While Ava treats her Substack as her personal journal, it's very clear how it's helpful. You know what I mean? :) Good luck!

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