Written by Harry Bower, 24.
When I decided five weeks ago that I was going to launch Twentysomething, I didn't really know what to expect in terms of response. Starting from scratch with no audience and no writers, I began to reach out to my circle of friends who I knew were gobby enough and probably had something valuable to say.
It's the standard of writing that I'm particularly proud of. This site has articles written about meaningful topics in meaningful ways
Within a week, I had a week and a half's worth of articles being written on a publishing schedule of one per day, and every day more people were agreeing to get involved. Today, one month after we've launched, we have a contribution list of over 70 people and content lined up for the next two weeks.
I have been utterly overwhelmed by the support from both my wider network of friends and colleagues but also from random strangers, the writing community in general, students, University lecturers, and the countless other people who have shared and consumed our content over the past month. Twentysomething is now properly established as a valuable place for people in their 20s to have their say and have their experiences and opinions heard by the world.
It's the standard of writing that I'm particularly proud of. This site has articles written about meaningful topics in meaningful ways. There are messages to each piece, assertions and social commentary. Each piece is written in a unique writing style belonging to the author, and I'm so impressed each time a new article lands in the site's email inbox.
This is less a vanity piece patting myself on the back, and more a statement of intent
This is just the beginning. We're already starting to widen the reach of the site both in terms of audience and contributors, and the aim is to achieve as broad a selection of content as possible. This is less a vanity piece patting myself on the back, and more a statement of intent. So long as people keep reading, we'll keep publishing! So, please continue to support the project. Share the articles on social media, forward the update emails to your friends and colleagues, and tell anyone you know in their 20s that might have something to say, that they should get involved! They can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for your support so far - onwards and upwards!
Founder, Twentysomething News