No Such Luck

Reading Steve’s last post was a frustrating experience. Not only did he miss fewer slots than me, he had a good excuse for it. The reasons for my relative lack of posting lately are far from interesting, convincing, or enjoyable.

To be brutally honest, I struggled to get my productivity completely back on track after the World Cup, and in the rush to keep up with everything I seem to have very little of interest to write about. I think it’s time I revisited the old Creating Passionate Users article, “The Myth of Keeping up”.

Either I’ve been casting my attention net wider than usual, or there’s been an increase in quality small business/micro isv/entrepreneurial blogging. I think it’s just the former, I can see a whole new world of information in this domain in my peripheral vision that I’m scared to even look at. I’m scared I’ll get sucked into more and more feeds, and feel even less able to keep up than I do now.

It’s all stupid, in-the-mind stuff, I know I’m keeping up pretty well, and I know that no matter how hard I try, there will always be more information out there for me to find. For now, my Micro ISV Digest is always overflowing; it’s a long time since I’ve been able to use all of the suitable links gathered during the week, so I think over the course of most weeks I either read enough or too much. I guess I just need to learn how to relax.

In other news, I’ve been keeping myself busy improving and marketing my software, and helped out an old friend with a simple website. Despite the fears of many, that turned out to be a painless and rewarding process.

I’ve also been working on a rough idea for a new series of posts here about Micro ISV partners: being, having, qualities needed, and coping with... that kind of thing. Hopefully I’ll be posting it here soon, but for now I’m still trying to figure out exactly what angle to approach it from, how much of a jerk I’m prepared to seem, and what kind of reaction I can expect from current and future partners. Stay tuned.