I ignore the rule that it's rude to ask someone what they do for work because often times it can be something really interesting. Also, unrelated, I think I often come across as pushy as nosy.
Here is a list of some of the most interesting occupations of people I've been assigned to write about:
All this is a big part of why I like my job--I get to be as pushy and nosy as I want to be.
If you read all the way to the end of this blog post then I might as well tell you about some some other projects I have going on:
- For freelance writers and the freelance-curious: Pitches That Worked, Summer 2019
- Make Your Own Moms Group: Something I wrote for the New York Times parenting newsletter.
- Related: For mothers who need a break, a laugh, and to vent, free of guilt: The Evil Witches newsletter, which is on the Substack platform--you can sign up for free or I hope throw in a little for the full subscription version!