Dear Baltimore Feather readers,
I first want to express my continued gratitude to each and every one of you. This now three-year journey would not be possible without your constant support. 2019 was by far the best year in The Baltimore Feather’s history. In 2019, the website more than doubled its reader-base from 2018, expanding our community to thousands of new people across the internet. The 2020 outlook is also great, and if all things go well, The Baltimore Feather will again double its reader-base.
Despite my positive outlook, however, The Baltimore Feather does have imminent problems. Most of you have probably noticed a drop in coverage – and not just because it’s the offseason. Life has finally caught up to me, and I find myself with less and less time to write. This is a distressing development, and I’ve been brainstorming for ways to combat this problem. I’ve thought about permanently scaling back coverage, and even shutting down the site altogether. But I don’t want to do either of these. The Baltimore Feather’s growth has been most encouraging to me, and I believe that over the long haul, this website will come to dominate its space. Abandoning it is out of the cards.
That’s why I’ve decided to introduce a new initiative to The Baltimore Feather. It’s time that we add talented new writers to the team to offer their expertise. The Baltimore Feather will conduct a targeted campaign to find news and opinion writers to contribute to the website. As we add new talent, my content will not disappear. I will remain as Editor-in-Chief and write on a regular (likely 2-3 times weekly) basis. These new writers will simply supplement my own writing, and offer a more enriching experience on the site, with fresh new voices.
While I know that many writers would be thrilled to share their voice for free, The Baltimore Feather is offering a (very modest) stipend to our new writers.
For those interested in contributing to The Baltimore Feather, please send an email to email@example.com.
I hope you are as excited as I am about the future of The Baltimore Feather. I, as always, appreciate you for your support.