Getting thanked RULES

For writers, feedback is golden. Back when I wrote for magazines, I’d hear from readers every once in a while—but not as much as you might think. In a feedback vacuum, it’s too easy to convince yourself no one ever reads (or responds to) (or enjoys) your work. So we writers learn to relish that occasional good word that isn’t attached to our name on a check.

Recently my family had dinner at Umami, whom I’d mentioned along with a host of other Fort Collins food trucks in my story in Fort Collins magazine about food truck culture. When we got our order, here’s what I found under my just-for-me side of curry sauce:

Ryan Martin of Umami, a Fort Collins food truck, slipped this onto a side of curry sauce.

Best feedback ever.

I know, right?

That one’s going on my office wall.