Or you could read about why, say, online dating sucks and feel all fuzzy inside because you can relate. Even though the piece taught you nothing new about the topic or the person who wrote it
In fairness, some of us who write about the perils of online dating sincerely attempt to be helpful and put ourselves out there.
I believe it’s possible to write about any topic with integrity.
(Not to hijack your post and make it all about me — I’m giggling over here!) Just my 2 cents!
I’m happy to report, though, that I do not refer to myself as a writer. So I am hopeful that will put me in a more favorable light.