Admitted to myself that Wordcloudy.com certainly wasn't the greatest product idea for the amount of time invested.
What happened to me is I fell in love with the problem, literally thinking:
"I like this problem and capable to solve it WELL. Much better than the ones before me! "
"If there's a niche market for these other solutions (inferior, of course), mine will probably do well!"
And I didn't validate these basic things:
As I'm beginning talking with potential business customers I realize there might be a big "oops, I didn't think about that" glaring at me.
And I certainly need to do better than simply offering a "better alternative" to motivate the competitor's audience to switch.
Time will show, but I wouldn't be that naive again.
Obvious, I know.
Gosh, I wish I knew about IndieHackers and the whole MVP thing when I started out 4 months ago.
By the way, "stand-down" is like stand-up, but at the end of the day.
I'd like to experiment with this format – I found it to be working for me.
During the day I could use a thought like this to keep procrastination at bay:
"Wouldn't it be nice to mention <THIS> on my stand-down? Well, just do it!".