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My journey on Substack this past 15 months or so has been filled with awesomeness. I have learned a great deal about life by following extraordinary writers I would never have discovered without the generous sharing from the community - amazing souls like you, Holly! Thanks for your positive contribution to this world...

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Thanks so much, Jack! And I agree--I want to hear from those who haven't reached celebrity status, the ones in the thick of living in this difficult world.

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Thanks for exposing me to Julie Hughes and her Run to Write substack - that's my kind of read!

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Wonderful! Glad you are enjoying it. Julie is such a delight!

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Thank you!

Thank you for your kind words!

Thank you for including my Tiny Love Letters in your your round up!

It really means a lot to me and I am very grateful. :)

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So glad that I got to be a part of this journey Holly! 😀

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Thank you for mentioning Finding Home- that is incredibly generous of you. And I'm in great company - love the other Substacks you recommend as well, especially Chirp and Moo! Here's to a wonderful year! Can't wait to see what 2023 brings! xo

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Dec 1, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

Yay congrats on six months Holly! And I loved your roundup of your latest newsletter discoveries!

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Happy half birthday! Thanks for the shoutout Holly! I'll have to check out all the links to see if there's anything else I can subscribe to. There are so many great writers on here.

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Nice! And I love the graphic you made listing the different posts. I’m at 7 months myself so I feel a kinship, like we are in the same grade at Substack school!

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Now the question is--what grade are we in?!🤣

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I would say 2nd grade and you are the straight A student sitting in the front row and I’m in the back, throwing spit wads acting the little rebel without a cause.

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Hahahhaha! Yes!

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Dec 1, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

Happy half birthday, Holly! I thought you had been at this way longer, which is just a testament to your newsletter! Also: love the digital magazine rack analogy. I'm so happy to have found you so quickly. And thanks for the very kind mention!

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Aw, thanks, Jillian! I’m loving the space and the forced discipline to write!🤣 And so many interesting reads from other authors.

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Agreed! I never would have written this much without the deadlines! And I feel so nourished by all the fantastic newsletters on Substack (like yours)!

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I love Release and Gather! What a friend I have found in you...we are states and states away from one another-never met in person, but through the written word and shared tender hearts. Thank you for the "Shout Out". Now, how did you know I needed that this morning?! Because you are a kindred spirit. Write on, Holly!

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❤️

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Some new ones to check out. Already my Substack is overstacked for what I can read... but I'm picking and choosing along the way. Thanks for the recommendations to look into!

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Me too, John! So many good reads out there!

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Nov 30, 2022·edited Nov 30, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

Happy half birthday to Release and Gather! Lovely post, Holly - and thanks so much for the shout-out! Am grateful to have been second-time lucky on that 'Subscribe' button! 🤣

I've really enjoyed exploring this round-up - it's over this time period that I've been getting to know you and your writing, and your posts are delightful reads, all of them. Here's to the next six months and beyooooond....! 😊

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+1 for Brazenface and Hello Universe. Both are fantastic!

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Nov 30, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

That's some amazing growth there and very well deserved! :)

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Thanks, Mark! Slow and steady growth is good!

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This is fantastic--love the format and, of course, the writing!

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