April 10, 2020

On Finding the Right Partner

John Saddington @8bit

I had an important chat with a potential partner for this small project! One of the things that I've learned about myself, especially regarding indie projects, is that it's oftentimes useful to find someone to build them with.

This may seem a little counter-intuitive on the surface because many super-small, single-serve app ideas are generally done by one person, but, the downside is that you have to do all of the work, obviously.

Even more important is the fact that motivation and keeping a schedule of progress is hard when you're doing it yourself! Having a weekly rhythm and cadence with another person who's equally committed can make all the difference.

It's give and take, of course. Many of my projects were, indeed, solo apps and I enjoyed them immensely. But, many others were done in concert with folks that I trust, love, and respect.

Those are just as good too.