Vulnerability

A personal blog about software, startups, life and the messy journey of the process

Finding a Rhythm

I‘ve lost my rhythm, and finding it again has been more challenging than I would have expected. It‘s not that I don‘t have a rhythm, but rather I‘m not living my desired one.

I originally lost my rhythm a few years ago due to intense stress. The stressors have recently subsided, and I can again remember my familiar self. But all too often I find myself living foreign patterns as my body settles back into its accustomed rhythm.

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General Solutions

As a creator it can be easy to get hung up on implementation details. Sometimes you can even get stuck on the implementation itself. But it’s important to not accidentally reduce your customer base with too narrow of a solution.

I did this with Static Website Manager, my first “startup”. I had an old problem and needed a way for less-technical team members to manage a complex website’s data. I also had this problem for a couple simpler websites, which already existed as static Jekyll website.

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Old Problems

Most things take a long while to build. Good results require time and iteration, and that perseverance is challenging. But old problems can provide a persistent counter force.

I took this advice literally when I embarked upon my current side-hustle, and reignited the problem behind my first paid software gig. Fourth time is the charm!

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An Introduction

I’ve never written a blog before, not really. I have designed and maintained several personal websites, but only published completed work.

I wouldn’t dare show you my process. Nor would I write about it. What if was silly, or never materialized? What if it just wasn’t good enough? But we should instead embrace our vulnerabilities.

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