I haven't been super motivated to write here for the past two weeks. I started two posts, got sick of them, and now they're sitting as drafts. One's about having even less stuff and the other is about radical honesty. Maybe I'll finish soon.
Instead I'll just write about what's on my mind, because otherwise who knows when I'll post next.
First the main reason I haven't been excited about posting - I'm making a new product. Not a pickup product, though.
Key to having any good web site (that you're trying to make money from) is testing. You test different headlines, offers, prices, colors, fonts, graphics, etc. You'd be shocked how much of a difference these things make.
The problem is that there's no really good testing software out there. Actually there is (SiteSpect, Offermatica, Optimost), but they're super expensive. There's one called KaizenTrack that I bought, but it's terrible.
Frustrated, I decided to write my own rudimentary one. A couple weeks later and I have an alpha version that's actually running tests. Not only that, but it's BETTER than the other ones. I used SiteSpect extensively while at Smiley and despite costing $7000 PER MONTH, mine is BETTER. It's easier to use, easier to set up, and has/will have much better reporting on the results.
It's so good that I'm going to sell it. I came up with a really clever way to do some of the hard parts. I still have a lot of rough edges to smooth out and a lot of features to add, but when I'm done (within a month), it will be THE BEST multivariate testing platform and will be WAY cheaper than the big ones.
If any of you have thought about learning how to do web programming, you should really give it a shot. It is WAY easier than you expect. I've only programmed this stuff once a few months ago when I was making a quiz site (never finished it). With less than 100 hours of programming under my belt, I'm proficient with PHP, Ajax, DOM, cookies, MYSQL, mod rewrite, and a bunch of other stuff. I'm not an expert by ANY means, but I have enough knowledge that I can built pretty efficient programs. Go find some tutorials on PHP/Mysql and try it.
I helped my parents move today. Holy god do they have too much stuff. I cringed with every box I loaded. In just over a year I've been involved in 3 moves. What a disaster. I hate moving. I am so anti stuff now. It actually FEELS BETTER to have less stuff. It's like a huge burden is lifted. Although I've really been enjoying driving it, I can't wait to get rid of my car next.
I've started doing Crossfit. It's the workout program that a lot of Olympians, UFC fighters, and martial artists do. It's what they used to get people in the movie 300 trained. I've only done two classes so far, but they are INTENSE. I have never pushed myself so far and hard. During the first class I was doing pushups until I was blacking out. I first heard about it from a skinny geeky guy named David Braun. I didn't really look into it because he was skinny. Now he's probably all muscled up and I missed out.
Sometimes I write people's full names in blog entires just in case they google themselves. I always like reading blog posts where people have linked to me and it's sort of the same thing.
Anyway, if you want to do the Best Workout Plan In The Land, go to www.crossfit.com. Read all about it there because I'm too tired to write all the details. It's great.
The forums here have been going really well. There's enough posts that you can check many times a day and there's always new stuff to read. The people posting are all really cool. No one argues or talks like a typical internet forum retard.
I think Ron Paul actually has a shot at winning. He won the FOX NEWS DEBATE! If there was any debate I would have bet he'd lose, it's that.
Not to mention our government keeps screwing up WORSE and WORSE. I really believe that the US is not going to be "the place to be" for much longer. I can't WAIT to get out of here. If Ron Paul wins, I think we've got a great shot at being an awesome place to live again.
I normally hate politics but I love Ron Paul. He's not perfect, but he's great.
Last, I'm really sorry I don't post more. I know it's not a huge deal or anything but lots of you check back frequently to see if I've updated and I know it's disappointing when I don't. Right now I'm working REALLY hard because I want to have a lot of passive income by the time I leave. I've made some huge personal breakthroughs with productivity which I will share soon.
I think I have the question of "How to I STOP procrastinating and DO what I KNOW I'm capable of?" answered. At least for me, and hopefully for some of you. That post coming soon...