Writing For The Response

I’ve never been a writer and never plan to be.  I write a lot on this blog but I don’t consider it writing.

Bob Lefsetz made a passing comment in a story he told on his blog today that got my attention.

Bob said:

So this man in the queue at the bathroom haughtily says I must be a
lawyer.  I told him I was once.  But that was long ago.  And now that I
was a writer.  And I lived for the responses.  It wasn’t a chore to
check my Blackberry, but often a key to excitement.

What Bob is referring to (I think) is the excitement of getting an email notifying you of a comment or trackback to your post.

And that is what writing in the new two way medium is all about.

Writing for the response.