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Substack vs Buttondown — Who’s Better? — My Observations

Substack is getting a lot of attention, in good and bad ways. They are attracting journalists and great writers, but they also take controversial positions. As a Substack user, with a few things that I don’t like about it, it’s time for me to have a look at alternatives, just in case something goes really bad. In recent weeks, I’ve been testing Buttondown, another newsletter hosting service.

Buttondown competes against Substack, Mailchimp, Tinyletter, to name a few. As a Substack user, I wanted to give a shot at this alternative…