I usually show the stuff I do on Medium to Deb. Sometimes before I post, so I can get feedback or suggestions; sometimes a few hours or days afterward, so she can see the reader comments (she likes those*). Sometimes I incorporate her reactions, since half (most?) of what I write is based on her anyway. Sometimes she surprises me.
ME: “You note how the numbering in the title has a leading zero?”
This is my opening for her to ask why. I shall then dazzle her yet again with my technical savvy.
DEB: “Yep, that way when you sort the conversations by title they sort correctly. Otherwise you’d have ‘2’ coming just before ‘20,’ which wouldn’t work at all.” <seeing the pouting look on my face, as I am thwarted of the chance to geeksplain my methodology> “What? It’s what we do at the office to keep file names sorting in order. Anyway, won’t your audience think it’s weird?”
ME: “Sixty-four percent of my audience already knows how that works. Forty-three percent of the remainder won’t notice. Thirty-three percent of that remainder won’t care, and however many are left will wave their hands and say, ‘It’s a Jack thing, whatever.’”
DEB: <with the expression of someone who knows the answer but feels the need to ask the question anyway> “You’re making up these numbers, aren’t you? Abraham Lincoln would be so proud.”
*Not trying to encourage anybody; just sayin’.