This is the first post on my blog in English. I write every day in my mother tongue and I feel like I already wrote everything I could. I love writing and my goal is to live from writing someday. I read a lot because I believe much reading is the first step to good writing. I read fifty five books in 2013. I read various kinds of books and many of them were in English.
When I say how many books I read people think I don’t do anything except reading. It’s not true. I read in my spare time and I don’t watch television at all so I can devote more time to reading. I work as a Community Manager and I work from home so I don’t spend time going to work. And I believe that time spent with a book is the best time spent.
I have been writing my blog Cyber Bosanka since 2009. My blog has a large impact on my life. Two and a half years ago I wrote a post about me searching for a job. When I wrote it, I was the owner of a small gift shop in Zenica. My business was in crisis. My friends and people who love me would say it was because Zenica is such a city. I would say the only reason for the crisis was me. I didn’t know how to solve problems and I made some wrong decisions. But, I found myself in trouble. I wanted to close my gift shop and the first step was to find a new job. I wrote an honest blog post about myself and my skills. That post reads director and owner of Prime Communications, a firm from Banjaluka. It is a Public Relations and marketing firm and they just started with their digital department. They gave me a job as Community Manager for their clients and I accepted it. The offer was exceptional because I could work from my home in Zenica, which is 130 kilometers away from Banjaluka. And I have been working at Prime since then. So, when someone asks me what I have from writing my blog, I usually say a job.
That, and many friends in the whole region. When I say „region“ I mean all countries that were once part of Yugoslavia, a country where I was born. Nonetheless, I’ll write about that in some following posts.