Just Checking In!
The year is half way over, and I want to share some updates with you!
We've made it past the halfway point of 2023, and what a journey it has been! I wanted to express my heartfelt appreciation for your support of Monday Morning Economist. These past months have been an absolute delight, and I owe much of that to the incredible interactions I've had with all of you, both on Substack and in person.
It's funny how every week I find myself second-guessing which posts will resonate with you or gain traction online. I often write something with a nagging feeling that it might be "too much like a textbook," only to discover it being shared far and wide. It's a lesson I'm gradually learning – to trust my instincts and offer you engaging content that is different than what you’re already reading online.
Now, let's take a look at the top 5 posts from the first half of this year. These posts have been the most viewed on the site so far, and who knows, they might just secure a spot in the top 10 by year's end. You’ll have to stick around to see for yourself:
The U.S. makes a run on Silicon Valley Bank
An NYC bagel maker gets creative to avoid taxes
Tesla Insurance rates are higher if you drive at night
The growth is artificial intelligence is costing us more than we realize
People like to say one thing and do another, especially when it comes to quitting
Now, I have to know, did you have a personal favorite from this year that didn't quite make the list? I'd love to hear about it! Share your thoughts and recommendations by leaving a comment below:
New Referral Program
Recently, Substack introduced an exciting referral program that makes it easier for me to thank subscribers like you who help in expanding our community. This program simplifies the process of rewarding those who generate new subscriptions, and I couldn't be more excited about it.
Here's how it works: When you use the sharing features embedded in the emails you receive (those nifty blue buttons) or share your personal referral link, Substack will keep track of any new sign-ups that result from your efforts. It's an effortless way to contribute to the growth of our community and spread economic literacy to even more individuals around the world. As an added bonus, you may pick up some neat perks along the way:
To make sure that Substack accurately tracks your referrals, be sure to use the share buttons provided within the posts. If you copy and paste the URL directly from your browser, it won't include your unique code, and I want to make sure you receive the recognition and rewards you deserve.
Confused about the paywall below? See this post.