So I had coffee with a technologist the other day. We eventually discussed the social software that I’m working on. He offered up some really simple advice that completely changes the way I’m thinking about this product.
He said, “Solving social problems with technology is very difficult. Because everyone has different workflows, finding a uniform solution is not easy.”
One of the reasons why I want to build this product is because there isn’t anything on the market that does what I want. So I’m building it. But maybe it doesn’t exist because very few want what I want OR others have tried and could not find the right solution? Either way, I have a lot of work ahead of me. Regardless of what you’re trying to build, keep that advice in mind.