If You Have Something to Say, I Have a Soapbox

Over the past few weeks I have been looking at this blog, and contemplating where it should go from here.

In addition to asking for feedback and suggestions, I have been pondering what I think is missing and last night one area in particular leapt out at me:

There aren't enough voices on this blog with differing opinions.

While I do like to hear the sound of my own keyboard, and as much as I like the discussions in the comments, I don't think there are sufficient number of viewpoints getting attention.

And that's why I would like to reopen the floor to guest posts. In particular, I am looking for writers who have an opinion and can concisely and cogently express it.

To be honest, I never intended The Digital Reader to be my own personal soapbox - it just worked out that way. I had originally planned for TDR to become a multi-author blog, but while working towards that goal I kept getting tripped up by my own disinterest in being the boss and discomfort in providing an editorial critique to other writers. (I'm going to have to get over this.)

So if you have a post you would like to write, drop me a line. And if you would like a suggestion, how about a post on:

  • An insider's take on issues related to traditional publishing, self-publishing
  • Problems you've faced in reading ebooks, and how you've solved them (or not)
  • Your opinion of your current or new ereader, and how it compares to your older device

But don't ask if you can post a native ad or try to pull some type of SEO whammy. I'm not interested.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

8 Comments

  1. Name (required)5 October, 2014

    Shouldn’t the sentence
    While I do like to here the sound …
    go
    While I do like to hear the sound …

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder5 October, 2014

      Yep. Lately I have bin afflicted by homonytis. It’s the wurst.

      Reply
  2. Mackay Bell5 October, 2014

    So you wouldn’t be interested in an insiders take on how miracle diet pills can help you lose weight even as you publish to Kindle?

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder5 October, 2014

      LOL If you can make it funny enough, maybe.

      Reply
  3. […] We won’t know their true measure until after indie authors try them and comment. Speaking of which, if you would like to pen a guest post on your experiences with Feedsy, drop me a line. If you have something to say, I have a soapbox. […]

    Reply
  4. Tanisha Williams14 November, 2014

    Hi! I’d love to be one of your guest bloggers. How do I go about the process? Thanks! ~ Tanisha

    Reply
  5. Curt Robbins24 November, 2014

    Am interested in providing at least one blog post to The Digital Reader. Thanks for your consideration.

    Reply
  6. Sheogorath13 July, 2015

    I’d like to write something about the options for reading ebooks that exist outside of dedicated ereaders.

    Reply

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