Pardon Me While I Do Some Digging: Searching for Information
Pardon me while I do some digging. This is a phrase that people use when they are about to start an investigation, and it's one of the many secrets hidden in the English language. But why would you need to pardon yourself? The answer lies in our past; back before Google was invented, people had to go out into their community and search for information by asking strangers questions or looking through dusty old books.
It wasn't uncommon for these folks to be confronted by someone who didn't like them prying into other people's business, so they politely asked them if they could "pardon" themselves while they were doing this kind of work. I believe we can all agree that we would like to spend as little time as possible digging for information. The good news is, there are many ways to find the answer without too much work on your end!
When you are searching for information, it can be overwhelming. There are so many places to look and so much information that is available online. It's no wonder that people often end up looking in the wrong places or give up entirely! I found some revealing information about how to really do affiliate marketing. I have been off the platform doing some heavy research and I have already started to test the information.
I have gotten more information out of the DuckDuckGo search engine than Google. It's amazing the bucket load of information, but we always have to verify and that's exactly what I'm doing right now. More to follow...
The first step to successful research is knowing what you are looking for. That sounds simple, but it's easy to get lost in an endless stream of information without a plan. The internet can be overwhelming at times with the sheer number of articles and sites that are available, but armed with some basic steps you'll be able to find what you're looking for quickly!
Pardon me while I do some digging, but it seems that this is the type of thing where you can find no end to information. That's okay because I'm not looking for an end, but a beginning! Searching for information is an act of discovery. It's like you're using a shovel to unearth the hidden nuggets of gold that are buried deep in the earth (or, in this case, on DuckDuckGo).
But what if instead of digging through dirt and rocks, you were looking for something specific? You might be able to find it quicker by searching with more specific keywords or asking better questions about your topic.
Have you heard the one about the woman who goes to a library and asks for help in finding information? The librarian says, "I don't know where we keep things. Can you tell me what kind of information you're looking for?" To which she replies: "I'm not sure."
The joke is both funny and frustrating because it illustrates how much time can be wasted when people do not know what they are looking for. Asking questions that will lead to relevant findings is vital in any research process.