Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Time?

Today is the day we leap ahead to accommodate Daylight Saving Time. I've never understood the rationale behind DST. The sun rises and sets at its appointed time whether we call it 7:00 am or 8:00 am.

My old body gets jet lag at this season. Breakfast has to be an hour earlier, supper an hour earlier, and bedtime an hour earlier. Bosh!

My farmer-husband does his work by the daylight, not by the clock. The cattle walk to the water at the same time by the sun, not by daylight saving time. The dog gets up and wants out at the same time each twenty-four hour period whether we call it 4:30 or 5:30 am.

Why should we jangle our nerves and upset our routines by changing an artificial measurement of time? Answers, anyone?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Freelancing Still

Just signed up for an account with another project search site: Jobvana.

The sign up was free, so I'm not sure how valuable it will be in finding project by project work for a freelance writer. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I'm not totally convinced of the value of these internet job boards. They seem to be multiplying like rabbits. And whether the produce results will depend upon the number of employers looking to find freelancers.

Sometimes the categorizations are inappropriate. For example, I write and edit. Do I go into creative writing and editing? Or should I use the professional category with a marketing specialty?

Since my passion is assisting new and aspiring writers, I signed up in the creative section. But they have no jobs listed in that category.

And they segregate jobs by state, so this limits your functionality unnaturally in this computer age.

We'll see how this goes. Check back for updates.