Maybe you hate what I write, maybe you like some of it. How would I know? I may be writing stuff that you hate, that you’d like me to stop writing, or you may want me to write more about that little thing I once wrote, that you really liked. A publisher told me they didn’t like footnotes. This is good information. As it happens, I disagree; I like footnotes and will continue to use them, pointing out that they are all gathered neatly together at the bottom or ‘foot’ as we in the wordinesss business like to say, which makes them easy to ignore. But that’s not the point. The point is writers need feedback. It only takes seconds of your time, it need only be a few words like “I liked that bit about George in your ‘Fire’ piece recently”.
Don’t make me beg.