Rather than posting a link, tell us about what you’re currently working on! Why do you think it’s important to share? Is there anything that might help get it over the finish line?
I have been writing every day for 680 days straight on a site formerly known as 200wordsaday. This practice has revved up my writing muscle, and it was time to take it to the next level. On 10/1, I decided to launch a weekly newsletter in the health and wellness space that provides a different take from most of the people communicating in this space. Without question, our greatest asset is the health of our mind, body, and spirit, and so I'm holding myself accountable and sharing what I am learning in my own journey. I've covered topics such as sleep and biohacking, and working on my next issue related to frameworks for nutrition. My newsletter is called Be Wellthy.
Hey, fam. First week. Trying to write a daily newsletter on bringing fervor to our lives every day. Hoping to keep it up. Sending all of you the good vibes.
I'm working on this week's creative advice column responding to a writer who's losing hope and feeling exhausted by working hard without reward. The creative issues I respond to, though hyperspecific, are microcosms of the world we all live in. Emotions can reveal so much unsaid about the individual impact of historical and social choices that led to today's situations. I write The Reading because one person's story can resonate with many, many people. My attention, care, and love toward one "you" is spread out over everyone who recognizes and feels addressed in those same situations.
As a writer, I'm doing many things at once in order to take care of myself financially. On Substack in particular, I'm also planning out my own business on top of teaching, finishing a book, pitching new ones, and managing previous ones. I only wish I had more time!
Finished the latest draft of my novel this week and I am SO excited to get started on the next project. It's part memoir, part literary criticism - a search for a place (the north of England) through its authors.
Really excited by the prospect of having it shaped in conversation with other readers, rather than written in isolation like a novel.
Working on TheStartup substack. 2 posts in and 140ish subscribers. Trying to push above the 150 mark.
Also working on the next few posts 🙏🏿
I am writing a series of letters to my son about my culture, food and tradition. I am totally new to this platform but yet started publishing these letters. But honestly, I am overwhelmed and scared. I am opening my heart and writing every single detail I know for my son so that, one day he would grow up and learn his roots. In the meantime, I also looking for like-minded people to get connected over food.
My newsletter- https://deliciousletters.substack.com/
Human rights deficiencies within the US Constitution
Working on a piece about the effects on children for extended facial mask wearing. In particular children with Autism, Sensory processing Disorder, ADHD, or other sensory integration struggles.
Like every week, I'll publish an original essay this week (where I'll share an idea that gives you an unfair advantage over others).
This week's working title is Rage Against Perfectionism. It's about how often we chase perfection not for our sake, but for others' sake—our parents, teachers, the society, etc. This is counterproductive, and doesn't actually help us attain mastery. There's a better approach, and that's what the essay is about.
Apart from that, I'll be writing short summary + commenatry on a couple of good articles that I've come across this week.
I'm halfway through publishing my series of spooky short stories through the month of October that are all set in a spooky hotel! To get over the finish line... I need people to read lol. rickpaulas.substack.com.
After more than a year writing my newsletter, I just wrote and published what is basically my manifesto for why I created it on Substack! It's the first time I've published anything on Substack that I didn't send to readers via email, as I'm specifically hoping to push it on social. https://tangle.substack.com/p/how-im-fixing-political-news
I'm working on edits to a piece about including small blessing rituals in your morning coffee or tea routine. We all need some joy right now, and I hope this will hit that sweet spot!
I'm writing about publishing and the writer's journey. I also cover tips, tricks as well as other topics relating to writing such as getting an agent, getting traditionally published etc
I'm writing about Major League Baseball. Unlike almost all other sports writing, however, I'm approaching it with a critical voice, pointing out the business, political, and social implications of the game and highlighting the league's and the teams' often not-no-noble motivations in the decisions they make and acts the undertake.
I think it's important stuff because fans, like consumers of any product, should be informed about what it is, exactly, they are supporting and should be mindful of how they can work to make the institutions they love and respect -- such as their local sports team -- be better and do better.
Covid-19 seems to have deflected coverage of many other important issues. I'm working on what started as a news event "anniversary" article and has morphed into an investigative report involving a local TV entertainment reporter's career change, his relationship with a publicist, and the price of a social media presence in the #MeToo era.
My experience as a communicator during the first month of the lockdown in a public health institution. Thank you for this thread, Ellie!
I just started with Substack and I really would like to find a way to attract more subscribers. I dream of the day when I will not have to push my content on my other social media networks.
This week I want to publish my first video interview.
Working on a collaborative group post of tips for newsletter writers, hopefully it'll be done in the next few weeks
I'm coming dangerously close to finishing my collection of 365 One Hundred Word Stories. The finish line push should come from within, but I am open to 3 Word Prompts: An inanimate object, a living thing, and a specific or general place. The less connected the better.
It has been 26 weeks since I started shipping my newsletter here and its one of the best things that has happened to me. I did try writing a blog few years ago, but I was inconsistent and never wrote regularly. With a weekly commitment to ship out newsletters every week, I’ve been at it for 6 months now I’m thankful for everything.
Over time I hope I can build up a large enough subscriber base so I don’t have to forward/ share updates on Twitter. But all in all, substack has been a wonderful and positive experience for me. 🙏🏻😇
I write a blog, Artful, about arts and culture in my rural New England community. When the pandemic arrived, all arts venues (theaters, museums, art galleries) closed, which initially made finding content for the blog a challenge. I decide to continue anyway, believing it important to find things to talk about with my community that did not revolve around COVID-19. I’m finding stories about how art venues, restaurants, and individuals are pivoting during this time, and quite “artfully.” Mapping art in ancient cemeteries, finding and writing about historical roots in many small towns. It has all been a great opportunity to expand the coverage of my blog and my readership.
To be honest, right now I am searching for some great publishing house who is willing to publish mini books. I have got this great theme of a mini book inspired from my life and the lessons it taught me. I think it would be great if I am able to get hold of the publishing house so I can get my mini book published and let it be available to the millions out there and draw lessons from that. Fingers - crossed on this!!🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
My life's work is shared on my Substack, Silentium. Silence and words. Written and spoken. I share material on the theme of silence and the spiritual path. So I explore and offer guidance and inspirations to give time to silence, stillness, meditation and contemplation. I'm also a silence coach and spiritual director, so the newsletter works well alongside that.
I have over 300 subscribers now, and get good feedback from both free and paid subscribers, and I'm looking for a way to make a breakthrough to take my Substack into a more professional offering.
I have combined a podcast and newsletter in one, but I'm yet to be certain how well it's working. I'm considering how to weave in other tools, or whether to streamline back to less.
It's a time of transition, and a growing interest in my field of work.
Working on graphic designs and also a potential comic to go with my newsletters. I’ve been using images from Canva but decided to get cracking with Procreate to start creating myself.
There are tons of blog posts, books, tweets, free content online about product management. My substack is weeds through those to focus on creating actionable, usable advice and templates for everyday PMs.
I'm working on this week's newsletter, tackling a surprisingly layered subject: friendship. I'm also in the process of developing a series of interviews with writers all along the career spectrum that will give a realistic view of the writer's journey/writing life and some new, regular features that are fun for readers and writers, both. My posts/newsletters elicit many direct emails but not many comments or discussion on the platform so if anyone has any ideas for improving that, I'd love to hear it. I'm inspired by the connections and want to nurture and grow them.
I'm launching my newsletter next week, so really just excited to get started! Have been drafting some posts about storytelling in different areas, from music, to journalism, to politics, to the back of your shampoo bottle. :P In the inaugural post about what storytelling is and why it's important to me. Feels great to be setting up the framework that will hopefully carry on this newsletter for a good long time! :)
Hi! We are 'what i cried about' a new podcast about life in our 20s. we just started our substack website to share our newsletter with our audience so they can get the podcast delivered right to their inbox along with important community ideas!
Going to try publishing serialized fiction, possibly also recording an audio version for paying subscribers. I'll let you know how that goes!
I started a weekly Newsletter on entrepreneurship, innovation, and management at the beginning of the year. I just questioned my subscribers about the idea of assembling the posts in a book, by the end of the year. I received more than 75% of positive answers, so I am starting to work on the book, and I am very excited about it. My Newsletter is in French https://ctravier.substack.com/ by I started a few weeks ago an english version: https://1step.substack.com/.
Hi! Every week I write about curious stories of cultural figures in Costa Rica. This week I'm working on the story of a Costa Rican chef who personally cooked for Bill Clinton. My newsletter is called La Cuarta CR. I'm excited!
I'm currently reading all of the National Book Award finalists for Young People's Literature, and I'm excited to post my thoughts and personal choice for a winner before the ceremony on 11/18. I also have been listening to the Disney Villains playlist non. stop. with my kids in the car, and I am thinking about writing something about how Gaston is, like, the perfect archetype of toxic masculinity.
Writing this week about easy and comforting recipes...and about screaming into the void :)
I'm working on a piece about trauma. Don't worry, it not as grim as it sounds! It's has a stream of conscious type of feel to it with references to stories from my past. I also have a bit where I came up with a secular version of the devil and angel on your shoulder concept that I think is pretty clever.
I write weekly one-minute tips for people to live their healthiest, happiest life. I write from the perspective of a nutritional therapist with a background in psychology.
This week I'm sharing 5 simple and practical tips to help reduce the risk of dementia. We're talking healthy fats, blood sugar balancing, coffee, stress management and eating the rainbow :)
This week the newsletter is about how we made our pug so famous his face was eventually featured at the super bowl, a guy who is in love with a white 1974 Volkswagen, and a mysterious phone call from our 86 year old neighbor asking us to buy him brown dress pants. I'm not sure sharing these things is important, but it does bring pleasure to some people. Just trying to keep things light in these dark days.
Posting a new piece on what I call Human Schelling Points. How do we avoid them and what can we do to create new vortexes?
The technique of Inversion. A new substacker here. Just sharing what I learn and explore.
This week I wrote a "choose your path" adventure homage to Gremlins. I saw it again at a drive-thru recently and got inspired. Since there likely won't be many Halloween festivities this year, I thought it'd be fun to spread some spooky joy to my subscribers.
I'm sending out my very first newsletter this week! Just getting started in this community and excited to introduce myself and my passion for pediatrics, child health, and family wellness.
I'm working to promote my new book bit.ly/leading-change-at-work that helps people avoid playing office politics and lead change and innovation in any organization. Thanks for any recommendations for how to go forward.
Posted #2 edition of .NET Tips newsletter for programmers, which combines interesting programming topics with best Action movies of the 80s. Just writing about programming tends to be a little dry, so I was looking for something that would hold reader's attention. Action movies from the 80s are nothing, if not exciting and endorphin inducing. So it is a good combination.
This week, just as any other, I look forward to bring exciting, inspiring, gritty stories of women navigating the world of politics around the globe. We all know women face exceptional barriers when it comes to politics, but they are also breaking and overcoming these by the day. But we don't read or hear about them enough. I curate my newsletter with the hope of amplifying their work and voices. I wonder how I could take this work to more and more people :)
I’m working on cultural differences in communication and group dynamics—ideas like microagressions, groupthink, and other things like certainty versus uncertainty, and idea versus execution
I'm working on implementing a new type of digital collectibles (non fungible tokens) through the RMRK.app project, and I can't wait to show the implementation to the whole world. It's been a long and hard journey, but hopefully the next edition of my newsletter will have a live demo and a reward for subscribers :)
I’m excited to publish a piece my wife and I are writing (our first collaboration!) about education, home school, and the craziness many parents are facing right now. We’ll cover some history, some education theory, pedagogy, and a long list of resources.
As a design researcher I’ve studied education for years. We’ve also been home schooling for the last five years and have learned a ton. Our upcoming post will emphasize liberating parents from the pressure of ‘teaching,’ self directed learning, education as asking better questions rather than collecting answers, etc.
I'm excited about my series of posts about why Tesla is the leader in the EV space. https://pluggedin.substack.com/p/teslas-safety-record-growing
Hi Ellie! Asian Americans are the fastest-growing electorate in the U.S. With the elections looming, I'm focusing on this topic via Red, White and Brown: https://redwhiteandbrown.substack.com/ Thanks
I see many, with good English-quotient and creativity, finding it difficult getting writing-assignments.
Once upon a time, even I went through similar or even worse experiences. Over a period of time, through trial and error, I realized that the
Mountain doesn’t come to the climber. It is the climber who has to go to the mountain.
And, I did exactly that.
The result, I have done content-writing for global brands like Amazon, Walmart, Volvo, Siemens, Autodesk, etc. and for more than a hundred real-estate-developers.
Missed opportunities include Boeing, Jet Airways, JK Tyres and Colgate among others. It is because, I, being a self-employed one-man-army with no support-system, couldn’t afford to take the risk of biting off more than I could chew.
All this, in spite of certain limitations, both self-imposed and otherwise, I have.
I am not a professional content-writer. I am an accountant and an accounts teacher.
I am not computer-savvy, much less a tech expert.
Even as of today, I use a basic phone because the smart one is too confusing for me.
I still don’t fully comprehend the social-media sites.
I have no big connections as I don’t socialize.
It is sheer interest in reading and writing that drove me into trying, as a hobby, freelance content-writing.
ISOLATE now lest you might have to regret why I-SO-LATE?
I started a post about plant culture among the Tongva people for Indigenous People’s Day, but the research has been so captivating that I just don't know how to focus in on one topic! I'm juuuust starting to work on finding a consistent schedule and building a following, but I feel like - as a newsletter focused on storytelling through plants - exploring other storytelling traditions is vital to the foundation of my project!