| ||Ask HN: Should I stand tall in the face of negative feedback?|
27 points by hellweaver666 on Aug 4, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 56 comments |
|I recently got some seed money for an idea I've been sitting on for a while, have formed the company and done all the necessary legal stuff. The seed money is now in my account and I'm ready to get this thing going. Up until today, I was excited and positive that I was finally taking one of my ideas to market.|
I recently emailed a well known blogger in the industry to discuss the possibility of using his blog to leverage some initial traffic to the site at launch and his reply was... well, it was depressing.
He basically shit all over my idea, and explained in a long and detailed email why I would fail. He has a lot more experience and insider knowledge than me, and backed it up his points with facts and figures.
This has really knocked my confidence and I'm racking my brains trying to decide what to do next. The choices are either to ignore him and continue irrespective of his feedback or modify my business plan and try something different (possibly in a totally different sector).
Luckily, the person funding me is very understanding and I think he would be fine with me taking a different route, so I'm not too worried about that.
What do you guys think?
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