Teresa M. Pelham
11:20 PM EDT, March 16, 2013
Journalism professors of olden times (when I went to school) taught us about the inverted pyramid. News stories have all the important stuff up at the top, and should have the ability to be cut off anywhere at the end.
But columns are different. They need an ending. I have been known to hold on to an almost-done piece for days just because I can’t come up with a good ending.
Since I’ve had people come up to me at the grocery store and the yoga studio to tell me they liked my ending in yesterday’s column, I guess I did OK.
But today we base our success on different things: Number of "shares" and intensity of comments. Clearly, the only people who liked this one shop at the same grocery store and do yoga at the same place as me. Where are all the tweets? Where's the love?