What's a topic you really care about that you wish more people were writing about on Substack? Already writing about a topic someone mentions? Let them know!
Reconciling your punk youth with your grown up reality?
Maybe people are already writing about it and we don't know.
I think there's room for improvement in the search and community experience.
Autism & non-neurotypical individuals, especially adults
You know what. Actually. I lack or "miss" being surprised and discover new things. I fear being in an echo-chamber where everything that I get provided through all of the platforms out there is curated based on my prior viewing or what I "think" I want. We turned off our TVs and went to Twitter, Reddit, Medium, or YouTube because we were bored by watching content we weren't interested in. But I fear that we went full circle and now only get a narrow selection of content. So gee I don't know. As funny as it sounds - I'd like to be surprised and actually be able to get (the reverse?) or (blank spots / the empty space?) of my preferences? Because I don't know what I don't know. But sorry for this answer to be too #meta. I just think that in general because of too much curation we now lack getting the unexpected. But on the other hand - yeah, I get this - first and foremost platforms need to provide what people say they'd be interested in. In a world where you know that you'll get what you like, you'll open your app/browser/emails knowing that you'll get "your content". It would be interesting to get proposed the exact opposite alongside your actual preference or different viewpoints. But meh... who knows... I'm just an idiot. So I guess a wide-range of topics, but I know, I know - focus and resources and all that.
I'd love to see more original fiction on Substack.
Dating in your 30s-40s.
More creative experiments. New genres of fiction, comics, multimedia art, maybe role-playing, newsletters by fictional characters, etc.
I’d love to read a book in weekly installments. I think it’d be really unique to have someone publish a book that way. Why not substack?
Public records and government transparency.
The people who haven't access to the internet. (There are billions of them).
The newsletter can cover their stories, as told by them, suggesting solutions to bring more people to the web, covering the news and studies about creating affordable and more humanly internet services.
Luck! The role of luck in life, career and business success. Perhaps I'll write it!
I'd like to see more hard professional content on Substack. I really love Surjan Singh's Engineering Self-Study at https://surjan.substack.com/ , and I'd love to see more hard-tech, in-the-weeds content about what people do for a living, and how they do it.
How to navigate Substack. I would like to make my site more fluid and interactive. I would like to rewrite my welcome page. Other stuff I might be wanting to do, but Substack is not that user-friendly. I'd like somebody who know his or her way around to show the rest of us.
The dismantling of democracy. Art, architecture, music and literature..
Short fiction and literary criticism.
Surviving irreversible climate change in the next decade as mass-crop failures start to occur.
Our nonprofit that saves and shares Southern California Native American cultures would like to find and connect with others who are sharing Native American traditional knowledge via Substack. Our Elder, for example, shares memories, songs, and stories via our weekly (free) News from Dorothy Ramon Learning Center; it's been a great way to reach out, especially during the pandemic. Thanks for asking!
I'd love to see more content that's about the absurdity and profundity of mundane human experiences. I already love https://drawinglinks.substack.com/ and would love to see more stuff like that or The Lonely Hour (https://www.thelonelyhour.com/) or On Being (https://onbeing.org/) in short written form.
Performance Psychology would be a nice read.
Or something to better your mind.
Any suggestions? :)
How to snap people out of cognitive dissonance and back into the real world by forcing technocrats to act responsibly vis a vis disinformation on social media platforms.
fiction! I'm writing and using substack to serialize a novel but I'm curious what people want to read, what they are reading and I'd love to read more work out there - fiction writers, can we have a hangout?
Life Lessons. I guess i am being a bit selfish as this is a favourite topic of mine.
Science as a process, not ‘the truth’.
Media getting away with completely false narratives and suppressing news that doesn’t fit it.
death and dying, the afterlife, i.e. does it exist?, how people manage this mystery (deleted this comment at first, then rewrote, I guess lack of confidence in this even presenting this topic :-)
I'm new but I'd like to read about how people are making it financially in this pandemic economy. Plus I know it maybe a bit taboo, but I'd also like to read about the underground economy that is going on.
Language learners need to consume lots of "Graded Reading". This is interesting text that only uses the vocabulary and grammar up to one comprehension level (A1, A2, B1, B2 etc), for practice.
It is surprisingly hard to find many of such texts, but in high demand. I'd love to see witty daily or weekly writing on ANY topic, using this format.
Comebacks, second acts, and life after trauma where there is no soap opera/happy ending. Because the journey continues.
More beautiful prose! I think I can be interested in any topic as long as it's written about gloriously.
Celebrating real journalists over vapid, fraudulent, propaganda spreading, talking head MSM charlatans.
Books or true stories they wish they would make into a movie
Historical and cultural witchcraft experiences. My newsletter only covers witchcraft and food, and I’d love to read other newsletters with interesting takes as well.
personal finance and money management
How we CAN teach ethics and morality in our public schools.
I saw that Poynter story today about the collection of obituaries, and I thought, "I'd love to see that collection in full."
How Silicon Valley Startups Exploit Creative Talent By Making Platforms To "Help" Them Which Are Actually Just Ways Of Monetising Their Creations Without Paying Them.
Since I do history of medicine in my newsletter, I'd love to see a bigger history community here, be it general history, ancient history, maritime history, etc.
about adopting kid´s
... the endtimes of the postmodern... something I have been outlining... TBC... :)
The opportunity (or forced situation ) of personal reflection during the pandemic. What are we doing in front of the laptop screen during this extraordinary time. Is it all restriction or some of the physicall fit older people who are not garrulous to begin with finding exactly what they needed?
Mysticism, Taoism, comparative religion
Not many comments about sustainability. I am working towards launching one soon. Any takers? Or anyone else doing something along those lines?
Philosophy! Specifically ways to recuperate solidarity through the collective subject in an aggressively individualised and alienated world.
Historic preservation / architecture!
Environmental concerns, especially the climate emergency and the plastic apocalypse, but also ocean acidification and dead zones, topsoil loss, chemical pollution of rivers, oceans and land, the horrors of CAFO's, etc. The physical reality we live (which makes all life possible) is of critical importance. Without it all other human concerns will be moot because we'll all be gone!