So I haven’t mastered the whole “posting on a schedule” thing yet. I mean to, and I want to, but I haven’t been able to create the quality content I want for you yet. So instead of doing the whole “so the blog goes dark” thing I am going to let you know what I am doing and what I am working on to share with you.
First off, I have a day job, and that demands a big focus of my brain waves and bandwidth. So I have to find time to write in the morning or evenings. And on that note, I have 3 kids, 2, 4 and 7. So they want me at night. Hence my dilemma.
Second, I am working feverishly in my nonexistent spare time to get AidBand launched. This is a personal communication device my wife and I invented that we’re launching on KickStarter soon. I am working to create a prototype that is passable enough to put on KickStarter without looking like a fool. Hopefully I will soon begin documenting that process more deeply over here but for now I am spending cycles designing a PCB (printed circuit board) for the prototype, and writing the firmware to connect both units wirelessly. Thankfully, Felix at LowPowerLabs has made an awesome library that I am using to get this off the ground. Keep your fingers crossed!
Then I am working on customer development but spending some time with some Power Pivot prospects. You can read my post over here on Rob Collie’s blog. I am working on a PowerPivot based solutions for the staffing industry, restaurants, and soon commercial real estate. This is an experiment in rapid prototyping and finding problems worth solving in the hope they can pan out to more work.
I am also working on some case studies for you folks here on The Anthropreneur. I am working with a language tutor to get her business systems in place so she can automate lead generation and service delivery. Fun! I am also working with a Life Coach, advising on pricing models and customer management systems. Oh, and an old college friend has some books for children (he’s an elementary school teacher) and I want to help him set up an online marketing strategy to get these in the hands of more teachers and parents.
Each of those will have lessons learned that any freelancer or solopreneur can use when developing new products and testing hypotheses. I hope they’ll be useful for you.
Oh, and if anyone can help me find and add awesome pictures to my posts, and help me do links (there are probably 5 or 6 things in this post that are worthy of linking, but I SUCK at that) in my posts, that would be really cool. I barely have the bandwidth to write these posts, let alone do all the SEO keyword social media pimping goodness that is possible. Maybe my lovely StrawberryTech will be able to help me find a process for this.
So there you go, folks: another post! Keep doing amazing things and I’ll keep working on getting better for you!