Here’s the thing.
I think my job is fairly simply. I write stories/articles and they get published in newspapers/magazines/online places and you read them.
It is fairly straightforward to me. Which is why it confuses the hell out of me when someone asks me “What is it you do?”
When more than half the people who ask this question read newspapers every day and are probably holding one of those things in their hands at that very moment, how can it be so difficult to understand ‘what is it that I do?’
I collect news and I write about it, which you read and then pretend to be well-informed about the world. What on earth about that little thing is so complicated?