I write for a living. And I have this blog to thank. Well, not this blog in it's current form.
I started drdavescience.com many years ago when my girlfriend's cousin, a 10-year old, asked me how a hot air balloon worked. Although I knew the answer, it was challenging to explain. I had to think of an easy explanation because I didn't want his response to be a blank stare.
I thought about my response, created my blog, wrote a post and sent him a link. He understood it, so I knew I was doing something right.
He asked me more questions and I wrote more posts. Eventually I received questions from readers and I wrote more posts.
A few years later, I attended a job fair, and as it turns out, a representative from medical writing firm had seen my blog. I interviewed weeks later and was offered a position as a medical writer.
Since then, I haven't devoted much time to blogging. My girlfriend became my wife and we bought a home. It's the way life goes.
I hope to write more. It'll probably be less about science and more about life.