The best way to learn how to do something is to start doing it. It’s also important to seek out a mentor. Your mentor should be someone with sufficient experience to guide you and to help you avoid wasting time and making mistakes. Join a list serve that includes people who want to really help others. Stay away from list serves that criticize others because they lack experience or knowledge about a particular subject. Also, try to surround yourself with people who share your enthusiasm for what is you want to do.