I Want To Thank You

by Jay Cuthrell

Natalie Merchant - Kind and Generous (1998)

Getting Informed

Writing this newsletter has involved several reboots. Some of my readers remember the fits and starts. Others joined in reading later and wondered how I manage to crank out a new post each week.

Please subscribe to Fudge Sunday!

Substack has been great so far. In fact, this week represents month five (5!) on Substack1 after over a year on Revue before recent Twitter drama.2

You’ve been so kind and generous 🎶

The attention economy is real. Another email in the inbox might be clogging arterial flow of your precious time to be enlightened.

If time is money then money is time. So, I try to bring education, utility, a sprinkle of humor, and much humility to this newsletter.

Speaking of which… there’s nothing more humbling than an unsubscribe.

Was is something I linked?Still, each subscribe is an endorphin hit and likely dopamine release. As such, I appreciate every reader, every click, every share, and the time investments made to read my rambles.

Much has been written elsewhere about network effects on Substack. For me, the vanity stats are much smaller but align to a familiar set of statistics for the graph when things went “up” with a new subscriber addition.

  • 60% of my new subscribers came from Substack platform features 🤯
  • 20% of my new subscribers were existing Substack accounts
  • 20% of my new scribers are brand new accounts on Substack

And as Michael Scott once said that Wayne Gretzky once said that Leonardo Da Vinci once famously said…

“A newsletter is never finished, only abandoned"

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Wayne Gretzky
      • Michael Scott

Thank you readers 🙏 for all the feedback and support to get this far. I’ll keep going as long as there are folks reading and topics that I can take a look at each week.

I never could have come this far without you 🎶

Now I’d like to send along a thank you to the newsletters that inspire me. Your influence and impact on my own newsletter is appreciated more than you know.

[### The CTO Advisor

The CTO Advisor Short thoughts. Longer than a tweet. Shorter than a blog post. #CTOShort By Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor)](https://ctoadvisor.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### Musings

Thoughts and opinions about how we build, test and release emergent softwareBy Jen Crichlow](https://jencrichlow.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### Data Operations

Data Operation is the intersection between sales operations, marketing operations, and customer operations.By Greg Meyer](https://www.finddataops.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### The Analytics Engineering Roundup

The internet’s most useful articles on analytics engineering and its adjacent ecosystem. Curated with ❤️ by Tristan Handy and Anna Filippova.By Tristan Handy](https://roundup.getdbt.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### What’s Hot in Enterprise IT/VC

Ed Sim’s (@boldstartvc) weekly readings and notes on enterprise VC, software, and scaling startupsBy Ed Sim](https://whatshot.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### 5ish

5 (or so) links and thoughts a week from M.G. SieglerBy M.G. Siegler](https://5ish.org?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### benn.substack

A weekly Substack on data and technology, with some occasional conversations about culture, sports, and politics. By Benn Stancil](https://benn.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### Tyler’s Musings

Developer Software, Piloting, and Options Trading

I am an enterprise technology investor and executive with an appreciation for companies building disruptive middleware, platforms, and infrastructure. I am also a private pilot, instrument-rated, ASEL.By Tyler Jewell](https://tylerjewell.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### Second Opinion

Our bi-monthly deep dive into the latest health-tech news and trends.By Christina Farr](https://ovsecondopinion.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)[### Sarah’s Newsletter

My takes on the world of tech, data, marketing, business, and being a professional human.By Sarah Krasnik](https://sarahsnewsletter.substack.com?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=publication_embed&utm_medium=web)Finally, as I asked in my Substack Chat… What will be my next newsletter topic?

Until then… Place your bets!

Work Plug

As a reminder, I work at Taos, an IBM Company. If you’d like to learn more about Taos and how we help companies make the most of cloud by embracing cybersecurity and compliance, check out this video:


I am linking to my disclosure.

1So long and thanks for all the fish

Fudge SundayFudge Sunday - Moving OutThis week we take a look at take out capabilities of this newsletter. Note: (2nd repeat) After a solid year using Revue for this newsletter, new formats will arrive in the coming weeks (and months) from a new provider after we migrate everything over…Read more6 months ago · Jay Cuthrell2As I was saying…

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