Over 2 months ago I was asked if I'd like to contribute to the Sharpener's weekly rant. I duly emailed them an article. When after two weeks I didn't hear anything, I assumed they weren't going to use it and so I put it up here on my own site.
A few weeks ago they contacted me again and asked if it was still ok to use. I made a few minor changes to the original and said that it was ok.
At no time did they ask me whether I had used the article for my own site. I naively assumed it didn't matter and besides I want as many people to see my articles as possible, so I was pleased with the extra coverage. As it turns out most of their readers there hadn't seen the article so I don't really understand what the problem was.
I certainly didn't realise that because I had put it up on my own blog, it meant it was barred from inclusion. In hindsight maybe I should have realised this but it just never occured to me. I apologise for any misunderstanding.