Part of my motivation for starting this newsletter was for the words. My first job was as a sports journalist for a terrible online “newspaper” called the International Business Times. I would include a link but I’d rather spare you the pain.
The paper was built on a flimsy advertising model that required every writer to submit up to 10 articles a day. Our base salary was pitiful, the upside (based on clicks to our articles) was only slightly better.
But I got into journalism for the words. So when I left the paper, my colleagues were surprised I went to work for a tech company. The truth was, I hated the idea of going to work as a copywriter or a marketing writer (no offense to anyone on this list). I just felt the world had enough stuff and I couldn’t face trying to sell things all day.
Which is why I got excited by UX writing in the first place. It seemed like the perfect medium for informing people how to use a product, rather than trying to sell them on it.
There are currently 430 of you on this list. The Ferrari F430
is a beautiful car and I don’t even like cars.
On with the show.