Should you start a newsletter? David Lebovitz weighs in
An interview with the successsful food blogger about change.
David Lebovitz, longtime blogger, cookbook author and memorist, and social media maven. He’s also a top food-based writer of a Substack newsletter. (Photo by Joann Pai)
Recently, David Lebovitz tired of creating recipes for his blog. He puts lots of work into recipe development, testing every dish a few times (or five, as he did with a chocolate tart in his last newsletter). But recipes are just part of what he puts out into the world. Much of what he writes about is living the good life in Paris.
When a Substack founder contacted him about moving his newsletter to this platform, David decided it was time for something new. He redesigned his website to make the blog less of a focus. A year later, he has one of the most-read food-based newsletters on Substack.
I did a Zoom interview with David to discuss this shift and to answer two questions people ask us:
“Should I move my newsletter to Substack?”
“Should I start a newsletter?”
They are the focus of today’s conversation. We also cover change, food blogging, writing personal stuff, the perils of searchable content, risk, income, free versus paid content and more.