We content writers are on the cutting edge of the Information Age.
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The sun is slowly setting on another glorious summer day in Pittsburgh. I’ve come back from a lovely walk past well kept lawns, hedges and homes and it’s time to get back to the work of online writing.
Hell hello hello, my brother and sister content writers and bloggers. All the while, as I walked through some lovely residential streets, I wondered what to write about next.
I came across the words Information Age a few years ago and the words Information Technology a few years ago, too. Actually, before I retired, I was nearly a part of the IT world.
I am so lucky that I retired first. Pure data has never been my forte. Creative data, yes. Pure data, no.
But providing information is what all writers do. And now more and more of the information is online. There are fewer and fewer print newspapers and the ones that are surviving are putting out online editions, too. And even though sites like Triond are given the derogatory name “content farm,” we who write for these content farms are part of a seismic shift of information from print to online outlets.
The entire world is slowly being wired. It is being wired so that information can reached nearly anyone instantaneously. This is huge. If you do not think so consider the political upheaval going on in North Africa and the Middle East.
So, even though we content writers may be nothing more than lowly scribes, we are still scribes. And that my friends can be very empowering.
Here is a flash fiction story for your reading pleasure: How I Met My Wife.