I can answer just about any question on anime, but if I don't have the immediate information for the prospective inquirer, I definitely will research it and return an answer as soon as possible.
I started watching anime in the 80s with Robotech and Voltron forming a regular part of my viewing. I am still viewing the latest anime in addition to attending conventions and reading up on the latest news and trends. I've written for Anime Iris and also had a short stint in starting up an Anime News Site, but that has now been deactivated due to the enormous amount of time it takes to maintain it.
I believe that watching anime, interacting with other fans and going to conventions is the best way of gaining experience and knowledge in the area.