self-host my newsletter
I tried for a while to use Substack because they were a modern, user-friendly way of having a newsletter. However, as soon as I realized Substack wants to scoop as much information as they can I stopped using them and cancel my account. I went back to self-hosting my newsletter . It is a hassle and it requires a lot of time and effort to keep it running, but is the only way I could find to guarantee that the privacy of my readers was respected.
See: What I think about user privacy online