It's been almost 10 years since I ended my old blog, NorCal Cazadora. While I have found many other venues for my writing since then, none have been the right place for a lot of the most serious stuff on my mind - the big questions about how and why we interact with nature as hunters.
Blogs as they were back then have either disappeared or morphed into straight-up websites. Facebook has become the place where discussions happen, but woe unto you if you write a blog-length Facebook post. Instagram is a place for pretty pictures, not intellectual discovery.
Then came Substack. Like traditional blogs, Substack is a platform for meaningful writing, but its delivery system is a built-in newsletter (not search engines), and its revenue model is subscriptions (not advertising or sponsorships). This, it turns out, is exactly what Hank and I had been looking for. Hank, too, used to enjoy putting thought-provoking posts on his blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, but that site is now more focused on the how-to of putting wild food on your table.
So, I'm excited to announce we have started a joint Substack newsletter called To The Bone. Click on over to check it out - there is a smattering of free posts to sample, and you can be a paid or unpaid subscriber. Subscriptions cost $5 a month or $50 a year.
It's been so gratifying getting back to the writing I love. There is much to explore. I hope you'll join us on the journey.
© Holly A. Heyser 2022