Substack terms


Broad topics under which posts can be categorized.

What are the categories in Substack?

Substack is a platform that allows writers to send digital newsletters directly to their subscribers. The categories in Substack are diverse, reflecting the wide range of topics that writers cover on the platform. These categories include but are not limited to politics, culture, science, technology, business, education, health and wellness, sports, and entertainment.

Each category contains numerous individual newsletters, each with its own unique focus within the broader category. For example, within the politics category, you might find newsletters focusing on everything from international relations to local government. Similarly, the technology category might include newsletters about the latest tech news, deep dives into specific technologies, or discussions about the societal impacts of technology. This wide range of categories allows Substack to cater to a diverse array of interests and ensures that there is likely to be content that appeals to almost any reader.

How much does it cost to subscribe to a category in Substack?

Substack does not have a standard subscription cost for all categories as the pricing is set by individual writers or publishers. The cost to subscribe to a category in Substack can vary greatly depending on the creator and the content they are offering. Some subscriptions are free, while others can range from $5 to $50 per month, or even more.

It's also important to note that some creators offer annual subscriptions, which can provide a discount compared to the monthly rate. Additionally, some Substack creators offer additional perks for subscribers, such as access to archives, comments, community features, and more. Therefore, the cost can depend on the specific features and benefits associated with each individual subscription.

How can I create a category in Substack?

Creating a category in Substack is a straightforward process. First, log into your Substack account and navigate to your dashboard. From there, click on the "Settings" tab, which will take you to a new page. On this page, you will see an option for "Categories". Click on this option.

Once you're in the "Categories" section, you can create a new category by clicking on the "Add Category" button. You'll then be prompted to name your new category. After you've chosen a name, click "Save". Your new category will now be available for you to use when you're writing posts. You can assign a post to a category by selecting it from the dropdown menu in the post editor.

Can I follow specific categories in Substack?

Yes, you can follow specific categories in Substack. Substack is a platform that allows writers and publishers to send digital newsletters directly to their subscribers. It allows users to subscribe to different writers and categories based on their interests.

When you subscribe to a writer on Substack, you can choose to receive updates from them in specific categories if they have set them up. This way, you can tailor your Substack feed to match your interests. However, the categorization feature depends on the writer and not all writers may categorize their content.

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