23,000 Subscribers! An update
Reflections on the growth of our community
Matt Goodwin’s Substack goes to more than 23,000 subscribers in 147 countries each week. Become a paid supporter to access everything —the full archive, unique posts, leave comments, join the debate, get discounts, advance notice about events, and the knowledge you’re supporting independent, contrarian writers who are making a difference.
I’m writing a short note to say THANK YOU to the 23,000 of you who now read this Substack each week. You come from 147 countries around the world and fifty of the United States of America. We also just passed 1 million views on our small but growing YouTube channel, while on Twitter, where we are now followed by 131,000 people, our Substack posts are generating millions of clicks each month. In short, there’s a lot going on after you open these posts in your e-mail.
While it’s always difficult to know the exact impact we’ve had, I do know for a fact, from correspondence with Members of Parliament, that recent debates about the Rwanda bill, about the Conservative Party’s disastrous legacy on immigration, and how to reform housing — “to prioritise British homes for British workers”— have all been directly influenced by polling and debates our posts have generated.
Trust me when I say this is only the beginning. We have a lot more to come. And I know from the people and e-mail addresses that are joining us each month that our impact will only grow further in the weeks and months to come.
Much of this work, this reach, this impact, is only possible because of a smaller and more dedicated group of paid, active supporters who enable me to hire assistants, pay for adverts, and devote more of my time to growing this platform. When it comes to why they decided to upgrade, to help magnify counter-cultural voices, to help push back against the stifling orthodoxy, here’s what they had to say:
“Publications are needed to counter the vast amount of woke stuff everywhere you look. Please keep up the good work!” —Edward
“I have read your latest two books and met you at a recent conference. I look forward to becoming more informed about British politics. I am American and live in Los Angeles and have worked as a reporter at sixteen Republican and Democrat conventions. I hope to return to Britain in 2024 and cross paths” —Ed
“I’ve really enjoyed your writing. Your insight through data is incredibly valuable. There is a battle against far left/woke ideology and mass immigration in our society. I very much appreciate your work” —Marc
“Matt has a vital role in today’s broadening media landscape by providing a voice on behalf of the silent majority” -John
“I have enjoyed listening to you speak. I suspect 2024 is going to be a year when your content is going to be especially interesting and important” —SZT43
“I am from the USA and a conservative who believes a strong Anglosphere is a force for good in a world full of evil. [Matt’s Substack gives me] good info on the Tory party and the general status of British politics” -Tiberius
“You just get it!” -Emma
“I saw your recent chat with Peter Boghossian. I was really impressed with your competency, manner and passion on the topic of immigration in the UK. So I thought I’d subscribe to your Substack” —Joe
“A beacon of light in these dark times where the vast majority of politicians are as thick as a bank vault door” —Nick
“Matt, thank you for being such an English gentleman. Your voice is so valuable and needed in these troubled times. I enjoy your work” —Aimee
“Whether you know it or not, you’re a war correspondent. I respect that, but respect isn’t enough. Hopefully, my annual subscription plays a small part in allowing you to continue doing what you’re doing” —Koss
“I think what you are saying, and I have been listening to and reading you for some time now, is easily the most coherent and seemingly genuine analysis of the appalling situation, created by self-serving socially liberal parliamentarians” -Leslie
If, like these voices, you would like to not just read our content but help us grow and turn up the volume then do please consider upgrading today.
It would be appreciated. Best wishes, Matt Goodwin
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