Who do you admire as a “good writer?”
It used to be the person reporting about cool people or events was the good writer, but now with the internet you can just directly follow the interesting person.
The flow of information used to be controlled like this:
You → CNN → Steve Jobs
You → CNBC → Warren Buffett
You → New York Times → Elon Musk
There was always an intermediary delivery person (or channel) that wrote about the interesting person.
But then social media comes along and you can get information directly from the horses mouth:
This allows you to totally bypass the reporter and go straight to the interesting person!
You → Elon Musk
You → President
You → Oprah
This change in dynamic has greatly changed my personal perception of who a “good writer” is.
These are all people who would not consider “writer” as a career.
I was trying to distill down “why” they are good writers, and here are some similarities I see:
• People who are clear thinkers.
• People who have interesting things going on.
• People who can communicate in their chosen medium.
• People who can explain complex topics into simple language.
Neville N. Medhora