Yesterday at around 18:00, I started writing a post on my new Substack newsletter around mental models & decision making. Little did I know that this post will go on to feature on the front page of Hacker News.
While it is great that I got a lot of traffic from Hacker News, I didn't get a lot of subscribers primarily because I didn't add a subscribe button on the post. I gained just 53 and I have since then added the button to the post.
I also noticed that there is a discrepancy between data from Google Analytics and Substack's native analytics. While Substack shows the traffic to be around 20k, GA on the other hand shows only 10k.
While I am happy that this went viral, there are a few things that I wish I had done.
Here is the original post: https://models.substack.com/p/circle-of-competence-avoid-ambiguity
If you like that post, consider subscribing. I'll answer any questions you may have in the comments.