New and unique ideas are the hardest to gain traction because nobody understands them yet. Improved executions of existing ideas can gain traction a lot faster. There is hardly one version of anything out there... and if there is, there is something wrong about it.
Haters gonna hate.
As Scott Adams put it: "Can the people saying it won't work please talk to the people who say it's already being done? Work it out and get back to me."
EXACTLY. What no one ever tells you is that as an entrepreneur one of two things will be true:
1. 100% of people will ignore you
2. OR, some nontrivial fraction of commenters, journalists, bloggers (often 10-20%) will HATE you
It helps a lot to know that this happens to everyone.
Am I the only one who is a little annoyed?
Patrick, you spend 8 days, budget $60, spend most of your time blogging about what you did, and you call yourself a MicroISV? It's more like NanoISV to me. A real MicroISV pour a lot more energy and soul into the software they develop.
If somehow, your blog gets popular and what you did is considered a "MicroISV", I will be very sad. There will be no more pride in being a MicroISV and I will stop calling myself that. Spend a few days, a few bucks, to get a few extra bucks is a MicroISV ? Shame on you man! You give those real MicroISV like Bob Walsh and few others a bad name!
I should really get that framed.
My parents, circa 1999 when I was dropping out of high school to teach myself: "You'll end up working at 7-11!"
(Our income from products this year will be 10x my father's salary from that year.)
Seems like I need to grow a thicker skin and accept that it comes with the territory. :-/