What's new in Why So Curious?

What's new in Why So Curious?

You may have noticed, we have moved to a new platform!🎉🎉
It's called Ghost, and was recommended by our friends at Paw Cat Guide😽

But wait, why did we even move?

Well, it's because we've finally figured out what empori is, which is a studio//library for curious experiences on everyday things.  (You can read more about that here.)

Long story short however, we are building a phygital library of experiences.
The collection will be housed on Ghost, and since the newsletter is part of our library collection, it's also getting moved here.

Why Ghost?

Their values and model really resonates with us, but there's more to it.

There are functional reasons as to why we moved here. And we'll go through that by sharing what's new with the newsletter!

✨Shiny New Features!

1. Illustrator in Residence (iir)

We loved featuring illustrators, but the one-off illustration doesn't really align with our values of slowing down and savoring things. So we've decided to work with one illustrator over a period of time so you can can get to know them and the stories behind their work!

Our first Illustrator in Residence (iir) is Bhavani Bala! And she'll be coming onboard starting from our March issue. 😍

2. Embeds aka things to play with
(only when viewed in browser)

You might have noticed a new 'recommended song pairing' at the start of the newsletter. Yes, we can now embed music players!

Like so:

But it doesn't end there! You know how you always had to click a link and be redirected to a new webpage to share your thoughts?

Not anymore you don't.
You can now share your thoughts directly in the newsletter through Typeform embeds!

Basically, we can now create more immersive newsletters with better media and interactive options. Rubs hands together gleefully

3. Improved Tsundoku

Let's face it, it's weird not have to link previews these days. So we thank you for trusting us to hyperlink safely and responsibly.

On Ghost however, but now YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE ARE SUGGESTING!

Rainy Mood
Welcome to Rainy Mood, the internet’s most popular rain sounds. Millions of people use Rainy Mood while sleeping, studying, and relaxing. Enjoy the free web version, or try the iOS/Android app with additional features.
See, totally not a suspicious website at all. 🙂

No more clicking in blindly.

tldr; Same content, New features. =D

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Monetary support is entirely optional however, and your attention is also a precious currency. So thank you for spending that on us!

We hope to see you around!

Ri Chang
The intersensory workaholic who has made life their job. Also an artist-padawan...and kind of long-winded. 康復中的工作狂. 正努力練習認真生活