Yesterday evening, we were having dinner in Berlin’s Kreuzberg with a charming Iranian couple we’d met a couple of weeks prior at a wedding in Paris. As one does. The husband is a university professor in something scientific (I couldn’t tell what exactly, even though he explained it to me a couple of times) and the wife had a consulting firm and is now switching into business coaching, although she also has quite a few other ideas up her sleeve.
So this was the perfect time for me to ask my absolute favorite question in life: Why not start a blog? Because I strongly believe everyone should have a blog. At least one, rather.
In truth, I do ask this question to practically everyone I meet, and I don’t know if I would be marrying my fiancée if she hadn’t started one. I’m kidding: whatever she does is amazing. Honey, the wedding is in less than 2 months, please don’t change your mind if you read this… when you read this (she usually takes pity on me and reads it for my stats). It was just a joke to get 2 more readers, i.e. double my readership. I love you unconditionally.
Anyway, back to the story. The wife astutely replied to my rather open ended question:
Wife: What kind of a blog are we talking about here?
Me: Well, it depends, what do you wanna write about?
Wife: That’s precisely what I’m not 100% sure about right now…
Me: Just write what you feel like.
Husband: Is that what you do?
Husband: Does it help with your work?
Me: Well… OK, what you should be doing is writing about stuff that is connected with whatever professional project you wanna develop.
(My) fiancée: That’s what I did. It’s a smart way to complement a resume, I find… Or a LinkedIn page: we’re in 2019…
Wife: That makes sense… Fine, I’ll do that, just like you guys!
(My) fiancée: That’s what I did, not GH. He just writes funny anecdotes online.
Husband: But isn’t that quite different from your work?
Me: Never mind what I do, just do whatever my fiancée does.
In case I wasn’t clear enough earlier, my fiancée is always right.