Archive for the 'Motivation' Category

Only A Game

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

What is it about my job that makes it so damned enjoyable? I was discussing this earlier today with a friend and came to the conclusion, perhaps obvious, that it’s fun because running an indie software business feels like playing a game. I imagine that other small business owners, and larger venture entrepreneurs feel the […]

We Aim To Please

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Yesterday Favrd, a site that monitored the number of favorite stars a particular Twitter update has received, was suddenly shut down. Twitter erupted with reaction, much of which was more earnest and emotional than I expected. I had learned about Favrd and used it myself from time to time, but I assumed it was one […]

You Should Be Blogging

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Starting a blog changed my life. Before Red Sweater Blog, nobody knew who I was, nobody cared what I was working on, and nobody (relatively speaking) bought any of my products. I’m not saying the blog changed everything overnight, but my first post, on June 24, 2005, set the stage for what has been an […]

Let’s Kick Ass In 2009

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m grateful to my family for supporting and encouraging me in my life pursuits. In particular, to my wife Chrissa and my infant son Henry. It’s cheesy but true, their love keeps me going every day. I’m also grateful to everybody on the internet who gives me the time […]