Shaking It Up: A Call For Content and Contributors.

Success is a process.  You find what does work and what doesn’t.  Some things work 47% of the time, kind of work 32%, and, the other 21%, they flop.  That’s how this blogging thing is.  I started off with themed topics daily (Motivational Monday, Tech Tuesday, Well-Dressed Wednesday, Trending Thursday, and Financial Friday) for the first 2-ish years.  And that did well for quite some time.  But I wanted more creative control over my content so I shifted my model and opened it up to writing on any and everything on any given day.  Then, since I enjoy working out, I tried to fit in a Fitness Friday every week but I didn’t realize that liking to workout doesn’t equate to being able to write about working out.  So, once again, I’m shifting.  Sure, if I’m inspired to write about lifting, cool.  But I’m going to get Friday back on the same page as the other four days of the week: young professional development and lifestyle.

But I’m opening Fridays up.  Success isn’t one person’s journey.  So this is my solicitation for contributors.  I would love to have you write for The Reader.  Yes, you…  The young professional who is reading this.  What’s your thing?  Music?  Fitness?  Education?  Finance?  Travel (personal or business)?  Fashion?  Art?  Entrepreneurship?  Law?  Grooming?  Health?  Sales?  Do you have a great book you read last month and think that it would benefit millennials?  Or do you just have a great/interesting/motivational story that folks need to here?  Whatever it is, please share.  Every Friday, I would love to have a different young professional/entrepreneur/creative/millennial use this platform to expand their reach, increase their exposure, and develop their brand.

So, if you would like to contribute to The Reader, here are the guidelines for submission:

– 300 – 2000 words (I prefer quality over quantity but I don’t want to restrict you from telling a great story)

– Must include a personal anecdote (I did x)

– Include takeaways (because I did x, I learned/gained/developed y)

– Include a headshot and 2-5 sentence bio with any required links (will be on the guest writers page indefinitely along w/ link{s} to your article{s})

-Feel free to attach any photos you would like posted as well.

That’s it! To submit, simply email your article in word format to with the subject line “[ARTICLE SUBMISSION] xyz”

Thanks in advance for the great content.


Make professional development a priority.


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