A few days back I wrote about breaking into the top 10 free publications on Substack. And now, I've now entered the top 5.
Few things that helped:
Post going viral on Reddit (https://twitter.com/shv_prbhkrn/status/1281440428118573056)
Post going viral on HackerNews (https://twitter.com/shv_prbhkrn/status/1278538381169844224?s=20)
Generally positive reviews from readers
Some high profile members in the subscriber list
If you've got any questions, I'll be more than happy to answer them.