Today is a happy day, I’m glad to say:
Decoding Startups has passed the test.
See, I’ve been spending the past 2 months meticulously testing the site to see if people liked the content and the way I approached entrepreneurship:
1. I posted 4 articles here.
3. I spent 2 months researching and studying other startup blogs and guru bloggers, all to create kick-ass content that you will love.
And I’ve gotten an overwhelmingly positive response: both hearing from readers directly, and looking at how rapidly subscribers have signed up here.
Launch Date: Monday, November 26th.
Just wanted to drop you guys a quick note and let you know what’s coming up.
Be sure to check in before the launch: I’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes info about some of the awesome things coming up here in the next 2 months.
And I’m going to do something a little bit more powerful:
You might think that because you see me here with this blog today, having it all figured out how to develop content, write awesome posts, advertise, etc., that I must be a natural.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Actually, I used to suck at blogging. I wasted so much time writing content on one of my previous blogs that I only had 30 subscribers on board after 6 months.
After 6 months!
You see, the reason I screwed up with my first blog was the same reason most people screw up companies:
1. I made a product without asking if anyone wanted it.
2. I cared only about seeming smart and wise, and didn’t stop to think about
3. I thought my writing was “so good” that I didn’t need to “waste any time” marketing or promoting on Facebook or Twitter.
In other words, I only cared about me.
But it’s not me reading the blog. It’s you.
What matters is what you want, and if I can give you what you want. What didn’t matter was my attempts at pseudo-intellectualism: but I didn’t see that.
Businesses that work succeed because they solve someone else’s problem. Not because the founder thought it was cool.
When I realized that, I spent hundreds of hours developing content-creation skills, and learning from the best and brightest bloggers out there.
I learned how to make something that you would want.
So keep tuned here these couple weeks before the launch. I’ve got some good stuff for you, and you’ll get a huge head-start on everyone else.