It’s time for a new chapter.
I’ve been a terribly inconsistent writer on MyOwnPirateRadio over the years. I’ve written sporadically. I’ve written snotty rants, mind-numbing trivia, and esoteric technology crib notes. I’ve written about completely random and unrelated topics. In short, I’ve written so poorly that only my most patient, masochistic, and excitement-starved readers are still around. (Hi, mom! Oh, wait, she doesn’t have an internet connection.) So, dear reader(s), I’m sorry. I apologize. I’ve been a shit.
But I do want to write — it makes me happy — and so I’m going to start again.
I will write about one topic:
Life trying to get startups off the ground.
This will not be “How I succeeded at getting my startup off the ground”, or “My genius recipe for gobsmacking success in startup life”, or, ”How I built and sold my company for $10M in just 3 months with only 8 toothpicks, a pair of tweezers, and a tenth of my staggeringly massive brainpower, bitch”. This is not one of those blogs. Gloating will be kept to an absolute minimum. I intend to write more in the vein of “How I’ve worked like crazy on too many projects at once for 5+ years with little to show for it except a much smaller bank account, a bunch of hard-earned lessons, and a smug sense of satisfaction. Please send help.”.
I will write as openly and honestly as I can.
I will try really hard to write regularly, at least once a week.
I will spend no more than 30 minutes writing a post.
I will avoid the temptation to portray this lifestyle as glamorous. ‘Cuz it ain’t. Read me?
And I want to feel good about doing this. I have a lot of “priority guilt”… why write blog posts when I should be writing code, helping out at home, doing some exercise, or becoming a better husband and dad? I also fear the embarassment of screwing up in public. But I’ve come to grips with a few realities: I need to write; my privacy is largely an illusion anyway; and I’m much less interesting to everyone else than I like to think.
I’ve put off starting this for a very long time now, so I’d better post this before I manage to stop myself again.
So here goes: Startup Fever. Wish me luck.
P.S. How Canadian of me, to start off with an apology. Represent!