Building something new, together

posted by Jeff | Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:28 PM | comments: 0

I see Diana looking at stuff on the Internet for a wide range of things. It's everything from food, to toddler activities, to knitting, and now, quilting. I still don't get Pinterest, and as best I can tell that's because it's a girl thing. Of all the things that she has used at various points, I've always been impressed with the site Ravelry, for knitters.

There isn't a site that's nearly as good for quilters, which boggles my mind. I've seen estimates that as many as 20 million Americans do it in some fashion, and yet there's no good site for those people? There are sites, but they all look like they're from 1998. It seems like a missed opportunity.

So I want to build something with Diana that is also for her. It's hard to say how that's going to go, because we've never really collaborated on something like this. I fancy myself too much of an Internet taste barometer, marketer and technologist, and yet she's really the target audience. She may not know what a modal popup box is, but she'll know if she doesn't like it. Regardless, at the end of the day it has to be useful to her, or it's not right. That's a solid gut check away from my usual bias.

I'm filled with a great many ideas right now. I mean, my head is really full of stuff that I want to do, all at once. I'm finally starting to embrace the unknown, and it's empowering. I do wonder if this new thing is something I can actually deliver. Getting from idea to delivery on things not work related is hard.


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