Sorry guys, it’s been a week since my last post. I’ve been very preoccupied with many things, and I’ve also been busy procrastinating
Today’s topics are:
- My Response
- Replayer Roadbumps
- ProjectAA Revealed! …Kinda
My last post garnered a response of 33 comments, a couple e-mails, and a few IMs! Most of the comments were negatively directed at me, and so I will respond to them here.
First off, this is a blog. This is my blog. This is a blog where I keep an ongoing journal on what I’m working on day-to-day, occasionally provide some personal entries, and give my comments and thoughts on things. I’m not a journalist, an editor, nor a politician. Therefore, I could CARE LESS on what you think of me or what I write about. So don’t expect a lot of replies on such matters from me.
Secondly, if you don’t like what I write about: LEAVE. Nobody is forcing you to come here and read my blog. That’s all you. If you don’t agree with what I have to say or easily cry, I’m not going to apologize and give you a hug.
Thirdly, pretty much all of the comments were either hyperbolic statements or attacks from SpaceRangers who were obviously upset. I’m not going to respond to any of that crap, it’s not worth my time.
It’s strange. So many SpaceRangers got upset. Why? Why so insecure? Perhaps they are afraid I’m right, and feel threatened and unconfident? I mean, if you don’t agree with me, a simple “I don’t agree” would suffice or else ignore it altogether and don’t reply at all. There’s no reason to be a crybaby about it and start launching personal attacks on me. This is my blog, I thought I’d be able to state my opinions without having to hold everybody’s hand.
Sigh. Things with Replayer have again been…. crappy. It’s really been an up and down ride with Replayer, but I’ve been going downhill for a while now. It’s not me, it’s him. My programmer for this is just absolutely horrid in terms of communication and deadlines. The whole site was supposed to be finished about two-and-a-half months ago or so, and it’s sitting at around 65% right now.
I’ve gone through many 5-7 day periods before where I wouldn’t hear from him, but now it’s been over 2 weeks since last hearing from him and I’m beginning to get really scared. Has he finally ran away with my time and money? Is what’s done so far for me safe? Or will he illegally sell the code and such to others?
This is the dark side of hiring freelancers from outsourcing companies. In fact, it may be the last time I do so. I may have to hire from actual company sites in the future… which is a pain, as they are difficult to find, and usually expensive. But at least I won’t have problems like this in the future.. hopefully.
In fact, I’d say that 9/10 people I hire are always very late in getting work done. But hell, this is worse.. I’m terrified he’s going to run away. I’ve thrown thousands into this…
It’s a shame too because the site has such enormous potential and what’s done so far is quite good, it’s just all these problems I’m having with him. I mean hell, you’ve seen the screenshots, and it’s working. When I say it has potential, I don’t just mean it may do decently and make a few bucks; I have a whole viral-esque marketing plan and I’m confident that once/if the site is done and get past it’s early development stages, that it could be adding thousands a month to my income. I don’t say this about many of my sites.
Well, I’m getting desperate now and so I hunted down his phone number. I’m not sure whether he’s still on this number or not, but we will see tomorrow. If he is, I’m going to be sure to let him know that I need this done… beware the phone call.
Wish me luck on this guys, I really need Replayer to be finished…
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I’m going to be getting to work on PublisherForums fairly soon. Unfortunately, bad timing has struck and it seems as though Terrorist #2 is away on vacation until around July 3rd or so, and Terrorist #1 won’t be able to help me for about another week. So, I’m wondering whether I want to wait for these two, or go an alternate route and hire a guy I found. He’s cheap and his work is half decent, which is fairly good by my standards. However, I’m not sure whether I want to have PublisherForums only ‘half decent’.
PublisherForums is my webmaster forums. It’s going to focus on web publishers and monetizing sites, buying and selling, and entrepreneur discussion. It will have a professional yet friendly tone, and will use Sitepoint as a role model. It will differ from Sitepoint in that it will have more of a focus on the entrepreneurial side and monetizing sites, although I plan to still have room for other areas such as design discussion and hosting.
I have big plans for PublisherForums, and plan on advertising it here, telling my network of webmaster friends about it, doing a bit of paid advertising, and doing a bit of a joint coadvertising with Mook Jon (each plugging each other’s webmaster forums, as his is a lot more casual and shoot-the-breeze while mine is more professional).
On a side note, it seems that three new webmaster forums will be opening within a week or two of each other. Mine, Lee Dodd’s, and Mook Jon’s. If we were smart we’d all come together and make one big one, but we’re not smart 😀
I’m not sure yet but I may start PublisherForums by populating it with forums, allowing people to register and post before we have a logo and skin, simply because I can’t wait I’ve already installed the vBulletin on the site.
ProjectAA Revealed! …Kinda
Remember ProjectAA? I haven’t said a whole lot about it, but since initial development on it is almost complete, I’ll give away some details
Unfortunately, I’m not going to actually tell you what the site is about yet… sorry I’ll release that once the site is near-ready for launch. However, I will release what the domain is. It’s PublisherSpot.com – I plan on making it a type of sister site with PublisherForums.com, although it’s obviously not another forum
My long-time programmer is the one I hired for this, and he should be back from a little trip he made anytime now, and development should get back on track. I’ve hired him countless times and so I know for certain that the site will be 100% programmed as I want it. Deadlines… well, that’s another story..
Anyhow, that’s all for now folks. Good luck and good earnings!