Today we are excited to announce Pledges, an easy new way for readers to support your work. Pledges help writers build confidence that readers love and value their writing, and that they could succeed with a subscription model. We started rolling out Pledges in December, and the feature is available to all writers today.

Substack is doing everything it can to monetize blogging and to bring blogs within its platform. I’m not a fan. I much prefer the original model of people just wanting to share with others.

See also, Done with Newsletter Experiment.