Getting the band blog back together

by Eric Marcoullier

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential -- Winston Churchill

I did a pretty shit job blogging at my last two startups. Actually, that’s putting it politely.

Part of my job as the “product” guy is to blog regularly and get the message out about our products and services, our goals, our values and our needs.  I should have done much better with this on both Gnip and OneTrueFan.

In general, I’ve found success in the philosophy of “do the fuck out of what you do well and leave the rest to someone else.” But I actually write pretty well, it’s just painful for me to do, primarily because I have a raging case of ADHD and focusing takes a ton of mental energy.

But the way you get better is to practice.  So this is me, practicing.

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Drew Meyers September 15, 2011 at 4:56 am

Yo dude…we really really need to catch up. Soon. It’s been way too long

In the meantime, starting writing some shit!

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Eric Marcoullier September 15, 2011 at 5:38 am

Heya Drew, I just wrote up an article about Shaker. Let me know what you think!

Are you still in Seattle? I’ll be up there monthly for the foreseeable future. Let’s get together soon.

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roj September 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

white hot content eric! blogging is hard work (i’ve never been able to keep a stride) but keep going because i love the no-nonsense posts.

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Eric Marcoullier September 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

Thanks, man. I’m finding that it’s already getting easier to make the words flow.

The down side is that blogging quickly takes over your life as you obsess about traffic and feedback.

Or maybe I’m just an attention whore :P

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Cindy O'Keeffe September 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

Great series. Not feeling so crappy about my less than abundant blogging (although I can’t blame ADHD). How about my dog ate my post?

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Eric Marcoullier September 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

I would TOTALLY believe that Dougal ate your blog post. And your computer.

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