The off-season hasn’t been only reason I’ve been quiet on the blog recently. I’ve been writing a book.
Job in F1 has been online for over two years now and is full of content, over 70 posts in fact. I hope that the content has proven useful, I’ve certainly had plenty of feedback. The blog itself has more followers than I ever imagined possible so I must have done something right.
The blog however is hard to navigate. The posts are not in any sort of logical order and one rarely relates to the previous or the following. It isn’t very readable as a resource I am well aware of that.
When I started the blog I wanted it to be a collection of my advice on getting a job in F1, somewhere I could just send people and they could get all of the answers they desired. A one-stop shop if you like.
It hasn’t quite worked out like that however. To be truly accessible the information and advice needs to be a little more ordered and a little more organised. With the blog that is hard to achieve and so I had the idea some time ago of writing a book. A great idea I thought but I didn’t realise just how difficult that would be. Not as easy as I imagined.
My book is nearly complete and it is definitely what I had envisaged but it’s taken a while. I think I’ve been writing it for over a year !
It’s a start to finish guide about how to get a job in F1. From school, through university, work experience, the motorsport industry, essential skills, job descriptions, common mistakes and frequently asked questions I think I’ve covered it all but it has certainly taken some work and research.
My hope is to release it in Amazon Kindle format as soon as I can and perhaps some other e-book formats. I may even produce it in print format although I think that might be a costly venture. We will have to see. It’s certainly been an exciting and rewarding challenge.
The book has been the real reason why the blog updates have been so infrequent lately but I hope it has been worth the effort. I’m looking forward to getting some feedback on it as it has been so long in the making. Whilst the blog is a good resource the book format should make the advice easier to follow and I hope it shows you how everything fits together. My intention is that you can pick it up and just follow it through chapter by chapter.
It’s not quite finished yet and still requires editing and proof reading but I felt that now was a good time to explain what I’d been doing and where my efforts have been directed. The blog has definately suffered as a result but I thinks it’s been worthwhile. I certainly hope so.
I’m not quite sure when I’ll be 100% finished the book but it should be in the coming weeks. I’m already working on the next few blog posts here so I expect there will be a good deal more activity and updates around jobinf1.com in general in the coming months. Keep checking back and feel free to ask a question or send feedback via the blog comments.
Here is to another good season and lots more jobs in F1. Good luck.