Times when you go "Aaarrrgh!!!"
Posted by: Jazz_Sue
Date: May 15, 2009 10:40AM
You probably haven't noticed, but I've been absent for a while. Reason being - I got me a job. Well, okay, I was working before - sort of - but when I get home I now get paid for writing articles for websites.
Now this takes me a bit of time, because I'm expected to write about subjects for which I have NO knowledge whatsoever, and I can't just copy and paste - it's all got to be original. I got the job cos I put 'biology/medical' down on my application form.
I've been given a job writing about ... RC Helicopters.
About which - da di da.
I now know more about collective pitch, cyclic roll and days of yaw than anyone has a right to know, but as you can imagine it was a VERY steep learning curve - vertical with a horizontal overhang, just about where your crampons go for a burton. Still, I'm onto 'teach 'em everything about rotors' now, which is an improvement from 'um - don't buy your RC heli from a pound shop? I think?' which is where I started out.
Last night, I was researching the exciting world of flybars on Google. Straight away I hit on a really exciting article that told me everything I needed to know, except - Oy! This is MY page! Someone's been given my articles to write ... oh, hang on. This IS my art ...
Yep, I'd found my own work.
And I'd forgotten I'd done it.
Worst bit, though, was realising my articles had made it to the google rankings - mistakes and all. I daren't read them. I mean, I was winging the first two dozen blind. I do not have an RC helicopter.
Which is all a long-winded way of saying - where does internet publishing come in Jasper's world? I don't think you can just say - nope, doesn't exist, printed page only I'm afraid, cos the thoughts were there and I now have DREAMS about micro electric helicopters - mainly, about ones that don't fly because they follow my rules about aviation physics.
Plus, I print off the pages to read them as otherwise my bum goes to sleep in front of the PC. Is there a Googleworld, do you think?