Does anybody else here routinely get the "Unicorn Lecture?"
When I try to explain what I'm doing with my side projects I always get the same pat on the head and then the lecture about the odds of being the next one-in-a-million unicorn application.
Part of the reason I was so excited to find Indie Hackers is because it was such a relief to find a community of folks that get that building a business like this doesn't have to follow the VC funded, one-in-a-million, go big or go home strategy.
It turns out I wasn't crazy. Or, if I am crazy, at least I'm not alone! ;-)
Like any other business, you can actually build an online business slowly over time with an eye on the long haul. And that is what I want to do. I'm working on a project that I think is great fun and has potential if I work at it. Slow and steady.
Maybe someday I can be the next Slither.io? Probably not, but it doesn't really matter because I don't need to be. I've read Zero to One, even liked it. And I think I get it too. But that is just never going to be me.
But what I can do, what we can all do, is slowly and steadily build value day in and day out. Over the long haul, the way that makes sense to us.