Whether you spell it “newbie”, “noobie” or “noob”, I’m a relative newcomer to freelance writing. This, by definition, means that I am required to ask at least a dozen stupid questions a day, and that other, more experienced hands are required to point out that the answer is, in fact, easily found THERE or there or there, and can instantaneously provide twelve hyperlinks.
It’s sad, I know. I’ll get there eventually.
This isn’t to say that sometimes a Noob will ask a question that’s completely stupid, independent of their Noobie status, because stupid doesn’t discriminate and is hard to lose even with time. It’s endemic to humans as a species, owing to the fact that some of us are genetically predisposed to inadequacy and may just be too stubborn to admit it.
I do it on a fairly regular basis. It has endeared me to some, and reminded others why Facebook has a “hide all posts from this person” feature.
Ah, well. As a relative blogging Noob, I have to figure out how to self-promote without spamming people. This ought to be fun!