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.
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.