As a fairly new member here at IH, I love reading the Building in Public posts.
In my opinion, they're just the frikkin' best. I gobble them up like they're the best food in town I've stumble upon after a long, arduous no-food diet while wandering the deserts of... whoknowswhere. I also love checking out the authors' blogs and Twitter profiles.
As I kept digging for inspiration (* cough * procrastination * cough *), I noticed a worrying pattern: Large numbers of initially enthusiastic public builders eventually just vanish. Total radio silence. No more signal. Just... gone.
So, if you have been building in public then decided to stop it... Would you mind sharing in public one last time, please? I would love to know what made you stop.
I understand it might be uncomfortable. I strongly suspect a lack of interest, success, progress, or whatever might have been a reason. But that's just my suspicion. I'd rather hear it from those who have walked the walk.
By sharing one last time, I hope you can help others who set out on the same journey - bright-eyed, possibly naïve, and maybe not too dissimilar to you - avoid or at least recognize and prepare for the troubles ahead.