Friday, January 30, 2009

Breaking

Well, it appears as though I'll be taking a little break from blogging.  I mean, why would I read interesting posts written by people I admire and respect when I can write articles and articles about something I know absolutely nothing about?  I mean, what woman who has been on a boat three times in her life wouldn't want to write many thousands of words about various watercraft?  Especially if she gets to spend an entire article spelling one key word "yatch" over and over?  

Basically what I've been doing is writing up these articles for I have no idea who about I have no idea what (really.  I mean, I didn't actually know what a pendant was until I started writing that last batch of articles.).  It seems my articles are to include words or phrases that are commonly used in Internet searches (hence the yatch, many searchers have dyslexia, it seems), and then someone sticks a link on it and- BAM- they get loads of business.  That's why I had the joy of writing up an article that was to include in the title and at least twice in the text the phrase "pearl pendant white gold" and another with "pendant gold diamond" with no commas or dashes added.  And one of the articles was about "mothers pendants" or "mother jewelry".  I'm not sure if I hated leaving out the apostrophe or leaving out both the "s" and the apostrophe more.

*sigh*.  I go into every single new article feeling like I'm going to a classroom in high school to take a final exam except I have no idea what subject it even is, much less what exactly to study. Or what my own name is. 

Let's just say there are lots of stories in my articles.  The one about "motor yachts" was a story about a guy sitting at his desk during his break daydreaming about being on the ocean.  I know exactly NO boating or fishing terminology and don't have the time to do much research (although it feels like I spend hours searching and find NOTHING to go by).  The story is fine, but there's no hiding the fact that I know zero about motor yachts, or what one does on one, either.  The articles are supposed to be "interesting, entertaining and/or educational."  I just hope I made them one of the former two, since I certainly didn't make them the latter. 

Is that enough complaining for you?  I hope so, because I'm done.  

We're off to Greg's parent's house for 4-5 days and I'm not sure when I'll have the chance to peek in on you all.  Plus, until we find a writer to replace me, I'll be writing up more articles on fascinating subjects.   Unfortunately they take a freakin' heck of a lot of time.  Excuse my language.  (Oops, I was supposed to be done complaining.)

I'll miss you!  Don't be shy to email me if something amazing happens like *MARY* comes back or you inherited a bajillion dollars that you want to share with me so that I will never, ever have to write unless I so desire.  Or anything else you think I should know.

24 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Awww, we'll miss you. Be sure to wear a pearl pendant on your yacht vacation.

Barbaloot said...

I'm currently on the waiting list to inherit a billion dollars-so I'll definitely keep you posted.

Enjoy your break:)

Annette Lyon said...

Now that sounds like a dream writing job . . .

See ya when you get back.

Thora said...

That's crazy they make you intentionally miss-spell words to get more customer. I guess now I know when I google a term and accidentally misspell it why so many official sites still come up - they're counting on my stupidity!

(Have fun on your small vacation)

McEwens said...

YOU will be missed! Enjoy the few days away, and hopefully they find someone to type for you SOON!!

If Mary EVER comes back, let me know!

JustRandi said...

So basically if I google "pearl pendant white gold" I can read your scintillating article?
Wow! You're practically famous!

We'll miss you. Come back soon!

Anne said...

Awesome Lis! I'll have to get more details from you later!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow, I thought you were just typing articles, not writing them. Wow! (Did I say that already?) You are being paid to write? You had best hide out at Greg's parents house before all of those wanna be writers bloggists break into your house and eat up all the brownies as revenge. :)

CaJoh said...

I know what it's like being swamped. Sure hope that things settle down soon so we can hear more from you.

We'll miss you.

Lara said...

Just try not to let your brain explode during your article break. Good luck!

Erin said...

That sounds....not fun?

Good luck anyway!

Rebecca said...

Mary did come back a couple of days ago. Thank goodness for my reader list!

Your articles sound like so much fun (said sarcastically). Although I'm interested in your yacht story.

Have a great break!

Rebecca said...

Umm...that should have been "Sound like so much fun TO WRITE". There. Sounds better now.

Kazzy said...

We'll miss you, but a change in scenery might get your creative juices flowing. Or it might suck the well dry. Or... Have fun!

wendy said...

Getting away --enjoy!! Who are you writing articles for (sorry I am in the dark about that as I haven't been blogging you for very long)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I had to laugh out loud when you described something amazing as *MARY* coming back. I log onto her blog from time to time to see if she is around. It might all be a part of her super secret plot to make a return to the blogosphere and capture thousands of followers immediately, but what the heck? I'd sign up. :)

Enjoy your time away from the blogosphere.

-Francesca

Sue Q said...

We shall miss you, indeed, but tell Evie that there should be another little suprise waiting for her when you get back! (Or shortly thereafter -- Emma sent off the latest installment a few days ago!)

charrette said...

Have a wonderful break. And you DO know *MARY* came back, right? But my bajillion-dollar check has not arrived yet, so you'll have to keep writing for now...

Alison Wonderland said...

I still don't really get what in the heck you're talking about. But you're cool.

Heather of the EO said...

You're missed already. Sigh...

Kimberly said...

Oh honey, that sounds absolutely mind numbing!

Melissa Bastow said...

So...... I'm a little slow on the uptake - - but HAVE A NICE BREAK!

Barbaloot said...

I know you're busy doing writing that makes you money and all...just wanted to say I have noticed your blogging absence:)

Erin said...

Did you hear? Someone told me in a comment that we look alike. I had never even thought about it before, but I looked at your profile picture and I guess we do look a little alike!

Anyway, I wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you. You typing all of those exciting things, over and over. Good luck!