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Yeti Distro

End of Yeti Distro

Alfred Lua / Written on 06 October 2020

I have been on a two-week vacation and been reflecting quite a bit on my life. What do I want to do? How do I want to spend my time?

A big decision I made is to stop publishing on Yeti Distro.

It wasn't an easy decision because I have devoted much of my spare time outside work in the past seven months to Yeti Distro. But after much consideration, I felt it will be right for me.

A couple of reasons:

  • Most importantly, I want to move onto other projects, such as Open Atlas. Writing Yeti Distro essays had taken me about 10 hours (sometimes more when I'm feeling stuck) every week. This is a good amount of time that can be allocated elsewhere.
  • Publishing twice a week is quite a punishing schedule (so big respect to those who do), and I haven't been able to meet my own standards lately. I could publish once a week instead but I'm losing interest and it feels half-hearted to me.
  • My subscriber base, which was growing healthily at the start, has been declining lately—a good reflection of the quality of my essays.

So, yep, this is goodbye.

The essays will be available on the site until at least next March (when I will decide if I want to renew my Ghost subscription).

All paying subscribers have been given a complimentary subscription. Paying subscribers on the monthly plan will receive a refund on their latest payment in September/October. Paying subscribers on the annual plan, which was only available in April, will receive a 50% refund. The refund will take 5-10 business days to reach your bank account. If it doesn't, please let me know.

Thank you very much for your support. When I started this project in March, I didn't expect many people to be interested in my essays. Almost 200 people subscribed to my free essays, and more than 30 subscribed to the paid plan. It blew my mind.

Thank you again.