I Am Making Progress

documenting a new internet venture from day one

December 16, 2011
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The beginnings of incentives

I have installed the basics for incentivizing the EventReview.com (ER) users to write reviews and add content (in particular “good” content). Essentially the incentives boil down to publishing the contribution statistics for each user on their page. Coupling these public … Continue reading

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December 11, 2011
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“Launch It.” – Gabriel Weinberg

On Thursday I had a brief meeting with Gabriel Weinberg at the new offices of Duck Duck Go. I follow Gabriel on Twitter and have found him to be very responsive, helpful and enthusiastic. He posted “open office hours” at … Continue reading

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December 8, 2011
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I’ve been busy! => Sinatra, DataMapper – actually writing code!

This past week has been great! Finding out about Sinatra really was a breakthrough for me. I’ve actually started writing code! Using Sinatra I’ve written a bunch of basic url routing directions for my site. Up to this point I … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011
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My very first “pivot”

After six months of pursuing Hear The Scene (HTS) I am beginning my very first pivot maneuver. For those who aren’t familiar with the term “pivot,” I would just define it as a significant change in a business strategy after … Continue reading

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