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Epic post for a well deserved milestones. Jealous of your travels. Will keep recommending your stack til you reach 100K.

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Great post! For comparison purposes, I have 7,443 subs of which ~100 paid. I have no paywalls of any sort and no paid content, and don't really post "Subscribe now" banners either. Have been on Substack since 11th October 2021. I was, however, blogging for ~12 years before that. This is just a hobby, not my job.

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It's not Brunet's "job" either. Being supported by mommy while he earns barely $1000/month by "writing" isn't a job.

He would have to double his income just to get to the poverty-line for a single person in Canada.

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Brilliant work, loved your travels, thanks for sharing. Embrace the journey you’ve made so far because you have talent to carry you through.

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Everything in life is luck, I guess, being in the nicest place at the right time.

I was fortunate enough to take the SS France to the UK in 1974 on a cheap travel deal with the return via air. It was five days of incredible luxury (except for the below-waterline tiny shared cabin) and the crew treated me with the same courtesy the rich people got. Maybe with a bit more cheer because they could see how delighted I was by everything. I still have the menus which were reproductions of antique French song manuscripts. The food was lovely, the ocean was glorious, being wrapped in blankets in a deck chair by charming guys was once-in-a-lifetime. No one was servile. But that was a long time ago, wasn't it.

I enjoyed your roundup here. I don't think you've taken a wrong step.

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Uplifting inspiring piece brother. A true maverick.

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Thanx Chris; I really appreciate mention

I haven't been here *that* long though

I admire your venturesome nature. You've hewn out a lifestyle that anyone would envy. 10,000 subscribers! Keep on tearing it up.

NB: edited after FACT CHECK

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Why did they take your name off the list of invited speakers?

https://nationalconservatism.org/natcon-4-2024/confirmed-speakers/

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Keep up the good work. I’m a tenured prof, an early subscriber, and your reporting has really broke important stories, besides Claudine Gay.

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I’m with you for the duration.

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X (nee twitter) revenue fascinating to see.

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