This is about my Science Fiction Addiction
and Me, Myself and I
Hi guys, in the Canadian non-specific gender way, Helen here. I would like to tell you something of myself and my love of fantasy and science fiction. As you can see I have already rehearsed telling this true tale with Matilda, the orphan possum who loves to jump on my head and pee down my back!
I believe I became fanatical about fantasy when I was a young child being read to by my mum and dad out of books such as Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and the Narnia series. (None of those see Spot run type books!)
Growing up with Reading Versus Schooling
As I aged (gracefully I must confess) into high school I tended towards learning maths and sciences. At this point the fantasy frenzy shifted and expanded, starting to include science fiction. And I became a science fiction addict. Actually between Narnia, Prydain, the Land of Oz, Middle Earth and the World of King Arthur, I am actually surprised I finished high school. I then went to the University of British Columbia (affectionately known as UBC) where I had a super time for two years , didn’t do much study and then decided to work and travel.
Every time I entered a book store I ended up in front of the science fiction and fantasy book section. Often I would say to myself “no science fiction and or fantasy this time”. And guess what – out I would walk with at least one book, and most often more, in this genus of book. This conversation became more heated as my collection reached the hundreds of books. But it never works and I suppose you could say I always win the fight to buy what I really wanted, fantasy and science fiction. By the way I do actually have other books lost somewhere in the depths of my bookcases!
I especially love some humour and tongue in cheek included in each book and have a number of favourite authors who manage this very well. Quite often I find I something that leaves me rolling in the aisles, usually against the critics reviews. One such book is David Brin’s ‘The Practice Effect’. I found a review that derided this book, but who cares as I loved it. I suppose the point here is to forget the critics, read the book and make your own judgement.
I find that often when I meet people who really immerse themselves in the science fiction and fantasy worlds, that I would like to recommend books to them but often these have disappeared off the shelf (being of an age almost as old as me). Currently I am exploring the eBook world to see if some have become available electronically. One can live in hope and I have found some.
What happened to inspire me to plunge in and do my own website. By great good fortune and incredible luck I found a group and community that allows people (me in this case) to learn to build a website and have fun along the way
Have Fun Creating a Website And You Don’t Need to Use Code; You Can Just Type
Currently my partner and I are building a straw bale house. This is a long process because it is very weather dependent. As a result I often have periods of non-building. So one day I was idly surfing the web when I noticed one of those obvious scam sites. You know the ones – learn here and earn thousands almost straight away. Yeah right who’s going to believe that!
But it did give me an idea so I started by taking that site and seeing if it was posted on the web as a scam. You bet it was! But the originator of that ‘this is a scam’ post had a website where he talked about the community that he belonged to, a group called Wealthy Affiliate. He didn’t push it just commented on it. I hate pushy sales people.
He brought up two points. Firstly there was no way you would make a fortune in a very short time and if a website promised this, you could be sure it was a scam. This confirms what any thinking person knows.
The second thing he mentioned was that Wealthy Affiliate offered the first 10 lessons free so you could trial before you buy. Right away my attention was caught. There was a limited number of days to complete these but it sure isn’t hard to satisfy this condition.
At the end of the free lessons I had a website and a topic (niche) that I am very comfortable with. And this website is it. And every day I work when I want to, and believe me it is addictive. Now and then I look out my window and this is one of my ‘work’ day views.
A lot of people think they can’t achieve this but believe me you can do almost anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it! If you would like to read more on this have a look at Wealthy Affiliate.
Just remember to have fun creating a website based on your favourite, or second favourite and so on, niche. At Wealthy Affiliate you will learn stuff that will give you a great result and create a potential earning platform if you so desire. Part of this stuff you will learn is how best to create your website’s content.
One very useful bit of information that goes hand in hand with Wealthy Affiliate is a keyword research platform called Jaaxy. Keywords are a huge part of the way I built this website so take a look and see how Jaaxy can and will help you if you do decide to have some fun with a website.
About Helen a Summary
On my website I am trying to present information on the realm of science fiction and fantasy in a easy, approachable way so that you can find what you need without much effort.
As my website progresses and more is published I find I look very forward to the comments and reviews I am getting from the wide world of internet patrons. I certainly would like to hear from you interesting people both why you like or dislike my website so I can make it as friendly to you, my visitor, as possible.