Keen readers will note that there has not been a new Death By Tech edition for a while. My writing has always had ebbs and flows and this is one of the ebbs. The difference this time is that I don’t feel it receding. I’m digging this extended ebb. Ebbing is becoming my jam. Winter is usually my writing and reading time; the summer is less so because I am busy doing other things. But this time, I just plain old don’t have the desire to write, and I have obligations to paying subscribers that compel me to take some kind of action.
If you’re reading this, it means you’re one of the amazing people who have supported me throughout my writing and paid good money to encourage me. I deeply appreciate that and the right thing to do is to refund your money. Substack gives me the ability to change your account to a free account, and it will automatically issue you a pro-rated refund. I don’t know exactly how that will look, but if you are refunded an amount that you don’t feel is fair, hit the ol’ reply button to let me know, and we’ll work something out.
Going forward, I intend to keep the newsletter, but drop the paid subscription tier. Everyone will get the same content, and I am freed up from the hovering background guilt of not meeting my obligations to my (now non-existent) paying subscribers. Your account will be changed to the only subscriber level left: the free subscriber level, and editions will continue to flow into your inbox as the mood grabs me.
It will take a few days for me to arrange the refunds, and then it will take 5-10 days to show up on your credit card statement. So, don’t look for anything right away, but if you have not seen a refund on your card before the end of April, please let me know so I can investigate. Also, you may receive emails about changes to your subscription during this time as I make these adjustments.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. I truly appreciate it and hope you have a great summer!