New chat feature for you
A live space for us to converse and connect (similar to social media, only without the noise)
Quick heads up: the new Brighter Days, Darker Nights Office Hours feature will now be hosted on the new chat feature by Substack as well as on the website where it normally lives (www.brighterdaysdarkernights.com/s/office-hours).
For those of you that have (or get) the Substack phone app and want to participate in chat, this should help make it feel like more of a real-time experience. It’s kind of like a group chat or live hangout. I’ll post the Office Hours links there, as well as occasional short prompts, thoughts, and updates that fit the shorter and more participatory chat format.
To join our chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app (chat messages are sent via the app, not email besides the one email from Substack which you should have received recently). If you don’t want to miss a chance to join conversation as it happens, turn on notifications in the app. These can be enabled or disabled at any time. If you don’t want to participate, no worries! Just don’t download the app or turn on notifications :)
Either way, our next Office Hours will be Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Pacific (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern).
How to get started with chat
Download the Substack app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump in to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ. And look out for the Brighter Days, Darker Nights Office Hours in chat next Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00 PM Pacific to 3:00 PM Pacific (3:00 PM Eastern to 5:00 PM Eastern).
I’ve also already started our first chat thread—a roll call!—so come on over and say hey!