Tuesday, September 20, 2011

All good things...

You probably know the saying, "All good things come to those who wait." I'm hoping this will apply to the new Royal Club website which I fully expect will be up and running sometime this week. Sugar Rush Creative is the new design team. What might we expect? The company are behind the website of the Camanachd Association, the governing body for shinty, see here, so perhaps there are clues to what we might expect therein.

Patience is a virtue of course. A couple of times yesterday I headed to the Royal Club's site to find information, to check dates of upcoming competitions and to find an email address for a development officer. Perhaps it is only when something is not there that you realise how valuable it is. "You never miss the water till the well runs dry."

Alternately, Joni Mitchell had it right when she sang, "... you don't know what you've got/ till it's gone."

Many have said to me over the last year how much they miss the Scottish Curler magazine. Would it have continued if it had received more support than it did from the whole curling community, by way of subscriptions? Who knows. Was it simply the case that "All good things come to an end"? Hopefully the Royal Club's new enterprise with their e-magazine YOUR Curler will get support. I do hope so.

As I know to my cost, it is not easy to get things correct. Thanks go to those who regularly point out to me the mistakes that appear in Skip Cottage Curling (and please continue to do so)! Names are certainly my Achilles' Heel.

It's easy to say that attention to detail is important, but time constraints lead easily to errors when rushing to get things completed. Proofreading is vital, and not easy, as your eyes see what they want to see. For example, check out the page above which was in place yesterday for those trying to access the Royal Club website. Spot the mistake. Yes, indeed. The Royal Caledonian Curling Club has posted its own phone number incorrectly. But you will find the correct one in this post.

But make no mistake, take this as a word to the wise, and there's no two ways about it, life is about making mistakes, death is about wishing you made more!

With thanks to The Phrase Finder for today's post!