22 May 2020
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and I believe it’s time I change the way I operate.
In the past 12 years I started a few businesses and open-source frameworks… bootstrap-commerce, Shoestrap, Maera, Kirki, a bunch of others that nobody has ever heard of. I always do the same thing; I build something that I feel will help people, I open-source it and then after a couple of years I try to monetize it by building addons, extrensions etc., for the free thing that I built. It has worked for others so why would it not work for me, right?
Well, the thing is… it doesn’t work for me. It never did. Maybe that’s because I’m no good at promoting what I build. Maybe it’s because I refuse to spend a single cent on advertising. Or maybe it’s the fact that I go at it alone. The reason doesn’t matter… what matters is that it doesn’t work for me, and I’ve spent too much time and energy trying to make it work.
After a decade I have decided to change the way I operate.