I've found it really helpful to run early drafts of Cold Takes posts by people who haven't talked with me about the relevant topics, don't have much background on them, etc. I often learn about things that are "off" about the way I'm trying to present things, and I think it ends up improving the posts a lot.
I'm seeking more "beta readers" now. The way this works is that if you're a beta reader, you'll receive early drafts of blog posts, with about a week to read them and give feedback using a form like this one.
If you plan on reading the posts anyway, being a beta reader shouldn't take much extra time. The benefits will be (a) the warm glow of helping me make Cold Takes pieces better for everyone else; (b) maybe sometimes you'll get "exclusive content" in the sense that I decide not to run something after sending it to beta readers. Hey - since Cold Takes is free, this is the closest you can get to a premium subscription!
I have no idea how much interest there will be, so this is just for initial expressions of interest and I'll figure out a plan from there.
If you might be interested, please fill out this form - thanks!
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