Launching is scary!
Well — we soft launched to friends a few days ago and we’re starting to get some downloads. I must say — launching was a lot scarier than I thought. Scarier before I had done it than afterwards — but still scary. I guess it’s like anything else — it’s frightening to put yourself out there and risk looking silly, or it not working, or failing down the road (which is a distinct possibility since most start-ups fail). But it’s also awesome to put yourself out there and have so many friends share your story and download your app.
I guess that:
A/ I have awesome friends :}
B/ It’s a compelling story and there are lots of women and people who feel similarly to me
Like anything that you are afraid of — it feels awesome to be on the other side of it. It’s quite the rush. But it means that it is also time to buckle back down to work. Because this app — this company — this mission — to push the boundaries of Mommy Tech — is an evolving creature. Like every other tech product before this …. it will change — it will get better — it will do more or different things until it finds out where it fits in the world of usability. Check out the early days of some massive tech endeavours here — how far fb, youtube and wikipedia have come! (Interestingly Google looks remarkably similar … I guess that they always knew what they wanted).
Anyway — the point is that Datenight will change (and so will our subsequent products) until we hit on something great … or until we run outta time or money — whichever comes first. So stick with us, make sure your app updates are enabled, and let us know what you think (you can comment here — or email us at [email protected]) … because you are super important here.
If you have downloaded the app … and you can see how it might be better …. and you took the time to tell me…. I am super grateful. I need you to tell us where to go and what to do. Users are important.
Later this week I’ll talk a little about what people have suggested and where we are going next. Also — if you want to follow along with the story … follow us on twitter and facebook … or you can add yourself to our mailing list below.
Sincerely and with thanks,