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Emotional Roller Coaster We Call Entrepreneurship

Posted on: November 27, 2009 I Written By

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Trying to start your own business is one of the biggest emotional roller coasters you could ever experience. One moment you feel like your idea is the best idea in the world and will be huge. The next thing you know you can see all of the hairy ugly flaws that exist in your idea. .

The hard thing is that this emotion is something that can happen from moment to moment. No wonder they say that you have to be an optimist to be an entrepeneur.

What’s even more crazy is that this roller coaster ride is why being an entrepreneur is so addicting. It’s some of the highest highs you can feel when something you created is used ans appreciated by a lot of people. It’s downright beautiful. That’s why I love being an entrepreneur.

BuddyPress

Posted on: November 9, 2009 I Written By

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This weekend I had a little bit of fun and installed BuddyPress. YesN I know I’m twisted to think that is fun. Oh well, it is what it is. I must admit that it was super simple.

I’m really looking forward to using it. I’m planning on using it for my next project. I still need to find a good host for it and create some killer plugins. Hopefully I can get it to work the way I need it to work I’m a little hesitant building this project on top of BuddyPress, but at least it can bridge me until I can hire a true programmer to work with me.

Marketing on Facebook – Fan Pages versus Group Pages

Posted on: November 6, 2009 I Written By

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I’m doing some research on using Facebook to market. I’m interested to learn more about people’s experience using Facebook to market. I’d love to hear what you’ve found works and doesn’t work.

Some more specifics of things I’ve been considering is the different between a Facebook Fan page versus a Group page. My understanding is that Group pages are kind of the “legacy” pages that Facebook is slowly phasing out and moving to Fan pages. Is this true? If not, why would you use a Facebook Fan page over a group page or vice versa?

From what I can tell, it makes more sense to have a Fan page. If group pages are indeed being phased out by Facebook, then a Fan page is even more important. However, how do you best make the transition from a group page to a fan page? It’s unfortunate to lose all of those followers when you make the switch. Is there a way to keep all your followers and just convert your group page into a Fan page? If not, Facebook should make a tool for this.

One other question is, “does it matter which category your Fan page is in?” I imagine like most people you could put your fan page in all sorts of categories. Sometimes the categories match great, but most fan pages could be in a number of spots. Does it really matter? Seems to me that it would only matter if you were the top Fan Page in that category maybe?

Ok, there is a start for the discussion. Anyone have some other thoughts on engaging people on Facebook as well?

To Be an Entrepreneur or Not to Be an Entrepreneur

Posted on: November 5, 2009 I Written By

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I’m at a really interesting point in my life. I have a decent day job and I’m making a decent amount of money blogging. That is kind of fun to say that I’m making good money blogging. I feel more like a websit guy than a blogger, but that’s mostly semantics. Anyway, I’m quickly approaching a time in my life where I need to make some decisions.

Inside of me I feel like I need to be an entrepreneur. However, I’m likely one the most risk averse entrepreneurs ever.

The nice thing is that I have my blog income as kind of a foundation for doing a lot more. I just wish it was a touch larger and that I could be more certain of its consistency.

I do have 3 possible choices to pursue (at least logical ones). One is fun, but could never be HUGE so that one is out.

The next idea is reliable and could do well,but could likely never go huge.

The last idea has the most potential, but is my least developed.

Now it’s just a matter of deciding how to proceed.

WordPress on the Blackberry

Posted on: November 4, 2009 I Written By

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I just got a Blackberry and I’m surprised how much I like it. Today I decided that I’d try out the WordPress app for blackberry. So, this is my first blog post from the blackberry.

I like it since now I’ll be able to do a lot more blog posting during down time. The small keyboard is kind of a pain, but it’s manageable. The only problem I see with blogging like this is that it’s harder to add links to blog posts also.

Are there any other must have Blackberry apps? I already have email(of course) and Twitter. I also use I’m quite a bit as well. I think I want to look into a Mint.com app if there is one. Are there others I should get?