I read much more essays than novels, therefore I read introductions, prefaces, and… acknowledgments. I read them, because the list – and the way the author presents the list – tells something.
There are Types :
- The assistant (who helped to gather or organize informations)
- The editor (who brought energy and I-believe-in-yous)
- The colleague (who pointed out problems in the text or provided ideas for chapters)
- The spouse (for his/her unfailing support)
- The friend (who helped blossoming with his/her constant questions)
- The friend (and his/her potential enthusiasm)
- The influencer
- The predecessor (“this essay takes over from…”)
- The ignorant (towards whom (oh crap, is this even English?) the author had to explain, therefore helped to think “readers”)
- The collaborator (who provided elements or parts of the essay)
- The spellchecker (can be the friend or the spouse, ha)
- The leader (who asked the author to write for a bigger project, for example)
- The muse (just being him/her – radioactive influence)
- The Obi Wan Kenobi figure (a master who can propel you with a single sentence)
Do you have any of these for your… blog? Would you need one? Why?
Have a nice day!