Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 2010 WordCount Blogathon, I’m running posts I originally wrote for SecondAct.com, an online magazine for people over 40 launched in April by Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, WomenEntrepreneur.com and EntrepreneurEnEspanol.com.
It’s not easy for me to tell people how old I am because I don’t want them to think I’m, well, old.
Working in an industry like mine that’s evolving almost daily – iPad, anyone? – it’s not always good to be a seen as a seasoned veteran lest people assume you’re not inclined to change.
But in the two years since I started writing again full time after a seven-year hiatus to raise my family, I continually get comments on how well my freelance business is doing, and it made me realize something.
Nothing takes the place of experience. I might not have the technical skills of younger journalists who can churn out computer code as well as they can cover a fire or flood. But after years of reporting on topics such as the birth of the internet, corporate finance and workplace issues, I’m a quick study.
Read the rest of this post at SecondAct.com: Older, wiser and tweeting too.