Apologies for the lack of posting lately! I haven’t forgotten — my absence is the cause of one reason and one reason only: I’ve been truly, truly busy working on my new startup, Nincha, which is launching this fall. Most, if not all, of my spare time these days — which I would use otherwise to review “next Facebooks and Googles” — is occupied with building features, designing neat stuff, planning world domination, and the other million or so nuggets that come with undertaking a startup.
Having written about 1000+ startups and services, it’s a little refreshing to be at the other side of the table. One thing’s for sure, the experience will definitely make me think once again before I call out a service because it doesn’t do something I want it to. Only after going through countless ‘overwhelmed-yet-excited’ late nights have I realized that there is a LOT of work that goes into building great services, and just like the scene in Ratatouille, it should remind us all that the critics are really close to nothing in value — it’s the people who do the work who are the real heroes.
Anyhow, I will of course be posting as regularly as I can in my on and off times — this week was kind of an exception since I’d dedicated most of it to what was due. I hope the next few weeks can be a little more mellow and in Rev2’s case, active. When you have two equally worthy passions — one that occupies the left brain, the other right, left, and center — it’s a tough balance to achieve what you intend to, but of course, I’m trying my best.
As for Nincha? I really want you all to see it for yourselves later this year, but for now, all I can say is that it makes sharing and accessing stuff in the web and beyond a really terrific and unique experience. I hope I can reveal more about it as we get closer to launch, and most definitely have some Rev2’ers come and help us test it in the later months before we deploy it out to the harsh, harsh world (is this where karma is supposed to get me? 😉 ).