If you don’t say who you are and what you’re writing right in your name and description, how can you expect to be “discovered” by the amazing Substack algorithms?
Substack is already doing some pretty heavy lifting when it comes to bringing us new subscribers daily. I applaud them. But I do not applaud those of us (myself included) who make their efforts that much harder by hiding what we write behind a “clever” Substack name and description. That’s all well and good when you’re known and don’t need to announce yourself. But for most of us, we gotta be plain and simple and to the point!
Consider this a call for all of us to HELP SUBSTACK by making our name and/or description say, as plainly and simply as possible who we are, damn it!
Hi, I'm Andreea and I'm a writer by trade and by choice. In my newsletter, I write about my own thoughts and feelings on life and I TRY to walk a fine line between undersharing and oversharing (I mostly fail).
Here I am: https://theyearofobservance.substack.com/
Hello, I'm John. I'm a comic with a day job, based in Northern California. I overuse commas. Here's me and mine: https://johnmorrisrossiv.substack.com/
I'm Fin. I left New York under the pretext of going to college. Instead, I took a train across Canada, and hitchhiked to the girl of my dreams in Spokane. Fortunately, she wanted me, but let it be known she desired a family and a pool. After proving myself worthy with more education and some tough negotiations, I got the girl. We have three children and two grandchildren. When I'm not writing thrillers, I use my degree to raise funds for my bride's elusive pool.
My name is Adam Lujan and I write true crime, personal essays, a baseball diary, poetry, and some rare fiction when I can find the time.
I’ve been doing freelance writing for two years and now I’m trying to write things that I want rather than what others have paid me for.
Thank you so much for giving us this platform to share our work!
My name is David Perlmutter, and I publish under the name David's Newsletter. I mostly have been publishing updates about current publications and sharing others' work here, but I also hope to start publishing my catalogue of fiction here soon.
On Medium, I run the animation-themed publication FOCUS!, and I intend to start a Substack equivalent here soon.
I'm Jimmy Doom and I publish short contemporary fiction every day on Jimmy Doom's Roulette Weal.
Here I am! Any feedback is welcome.