Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be at start of a new era? It’s a thrilling feeling of achievement, and a great confidence –booster as well.
As a mom of two, I’ve had to share my life between my family and my job in a school. I’ve spent long days and nights caring for others, until, one day after years, I came upon my son’s newly purchased computer.
Since then I’ve been a computer addict -(mind you, I didn’t even know how to turn it on at first!)- and I finally got started in my new online career: Book Reviewing!
It had never occurred to me that I could get all that information from web; after all, my son and daughter used it only for playing games for hours on end. But it proved to be a very useful tool to me, and to my kids in long run.
At first , everyone in family teased me watching me try to learn all nuts and bolts of this device.
‘It’s for kids,’ my husband would say. ‘You will only get frustrated and tired. It’s not for you, at your age!’
However, I was not discouraged! ‘What’s wrong with my age? Being in my forties is not a problem . I can still learn a lot !’ I would reply.
And I was right. After a couple of months of perseverance , I started feeling confident enough to handle it , and now, my kids started asking me to explain to them a couple of tech things! Imagine that!
I still can’t believe it I’ve learned so many things all on my own. Of course , I was always trying to find some spare time –and that was hardest part of it – but in end I followed a specific timetable that proved to be a very good idea. I had also to buy a book about Internet , a mini guide , but rest of information was available online. Apart from getting educated in this field, I’ve also made some great new friends all over world.
Book reviewing was an unexpected activity I came across while reading a newsletter online. Since I’m an avid reader , I took to it at once. Now, I review print books, e-books, I maintain my own site online and I send articles to various sites all over world. Freelancing online is a great way to reach people and places everywhere on planet.
Coming back to book reviewing, I find it great as I get a lot of free copies from authors and companies from all over world, and I add them to my bookshelf. Reviewing other people’s books has also helped me to learn how to write my own book . I have even learnt how to make a PDF book, an electronic book . I would like to share some information with you in case you are interested in becoming a book reviewer.