As I worked my way through yet another batch of SEO articles, I found myself contemplating all of the odd things I’ve learned as a result of being a freelance writer. I’ve told people that my job is “sort of like getting paid to do homework.” While that sounds like torture to some people, I was always the teacher’s pet who really liked learning new things, so it’s a great fit for me.
Some of the topics I know far more about than the average person:
Home Security Systems
Parks in U.S. cities
I Twittered (Tweeted?) about my thoughts, and found out that I’m not the only one with a wealth of random trivial knowledge.
@DebNg challenged me to ask her anything about pallet racks. (OK, Deb. I’ve got one for you…what on earth is a pallet rack?)
@DanaPrince shared that she knows pretty much all there is to know about rubber stable mats.
@athomemom says that she now knows so much about beekeeping that she could set up a beeyard and teach classes.
So, what about you? What totally random topics could you go on and on about at a cocktail party as a result of your freelancing career? Tell us in the comments section. You get extra points for weird, funny, fascinating, or downright insane.
Let the competition commence!
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(For Tamara’s opinion on just what makes freelancers so brilliant, check out her post on Why Freelancers Are the Smartest People in the World.)