The Internet has launched a golden age for writers and readers

The best writing is on the Internet, according to one blog editor. Plus, an important lesson on writing and debt, the truth about thought leaders, omitting ‘that’ from your prose, and more.

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This week, a blog editor explains why it’s the best time to be a writer and a reader. (Hint: It has something to do with the Internet.)

Plus, what’s the difference between a content provider and a thought leader?

The best writing is on the Internet: We’re in a golden age for readers, according to Robert Cottrell, editor of The Browser blog, where he gathers some of the best writing online. The Internet has opened up sources of good writing we would never have known about—or would not have existed—in another era. Cottrell provides a solid appraisal in this piece of what makes a good blog and good blogger. And like writing in any era, he argues that what matters most is the writer: “Good writers write good pieces, regardless of subject and regardless of publication. Mediocre writers write mediocre pieces. And nothing at all can rescue a bad writer.”

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