Shoutout Thread 📢

This week, we’re taking our usual break from Office Hours for our monthly Shoutout Thread.

We host these Shoutout Threads because we know writers want more ways to discover great writing on Substack, and we’re always looking to celebrate writers who are finding a home here. This thread is a chance for all of us to share what we’ve been reading and inspired by recently on Substack.

How to join the Shoutout Thread 📢

  1. Introduce yourself.
    What are you writing about on Substack? No need to include a link to your publication: When a fellow writer clicks on your name, they will land on your profile. The publications you write are displayed in your profile, along with the Substacks you read and a feed of posts you’ve written.

  2. Shout out a Substack writer you recommend!
    Share a link to the publication of a writer you admire, and why. Bonus: Point us to a remarkable piece of their writing we should check out first. 

Our team will be in the thread today from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EDT in discovery and celebration mode with you all.

Exciting news for Twitter users: Starting now, when you tweet the URL of a Substack homepage or subscribe page, it will auto-generate a card featuring a prominent “Subscribe” button, like this:

The subscribe card will appear if you use the main Substack link (e.g. “on.substack.com”) or the subscribe link (e.g. “on.substack.com/subscribe”). To see how the link will appear, or to troubleshoot if you’re having problems, try entering it into Twitter’s card validator here.

Test out the new feature by tweeting a shoutout to another Substack writer, or tweet about your own publication and pin the tweet to your Twitter profile so others can discover it.

Next week, we’ll be back with Office Hours, but take note: In honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday in the U.S., Office Hours will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 10 instead of Thursday, Nov. 11. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.