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DAY TWENTY-SIX – SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013

Erin Hopmann

How are you feeling about the project?
I’m feeling good. I read a much-passed around piece in the Huffington Post on The Habits of Supremely Happy People today, and while some were expected or obvious, others were pretty insightful. It could’ve almost been re-titled, “How to Not Go Crazy When You’re Running a Start-up.” The importance of cultivating resilience, appreciating simple pleasures, and exercising were just a few points.

This particularly stood out:

“I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings,” is one of the top five regrets of the dying — a sentiment that hints at the fact that people wish they’d spent less time talking about the weather and more time delving into what it is that makes their heart swell.

If having a project like 30 Days will mean that I’ll have that much less regret on my death bed, I’ll take it. 🙂

What’s the plan?
Hopefully introduce our new fee structure this week. Lots of odds and ends and testing left to make sure we’re in a good spot to roll it out. I’m looking forward to make it all public! One step at a time…

What is it like being part of the start-up community?
It’s been a pretty awesome experience. For the majority of Dabble so far, I’ve been in Chicago – and the growing entrepreneurial community there is pretty cool to be a part of. My experience has been one of collaboration and openness – something that I suppose in hindsight is surprising. It was easy to quickly feel accepted and part of the excitement.

When you work at a corporation, it’s often an insular experience. You typically have enough people around you, a boss, maybe people who work under you. More things are tried and true, and systems and structures have been established.

The start-up space breeds on collaboration because we’re all still figuring it out. So you quickly learn if you’re insular-focused or protective of your idea, you’re only doing yourself a disservice. An openness and willingness to admit you don’t know is usually where the good stuff happens.

Personally, it’s also been rewarding and fulfilling. I’ve met lasting friends, been pushed to uncomfortable – yet necessary – places, and made connections that will undoubtedly be valuable in the future.

DAY TWENTY-SIX – SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013

Jess Lybeck

How do you feel about the project?
I feel good. I’m sorta ready for the project to be done. I think the confines of the 30 days are useful – we have been diligently dreaming, scheming & building. But I’m ready for Dabble to spread its wings a bit. I’m excited to see what happens when we put what we’ve been working on out in the wild.

Erin & I talked about how we’re both going to keep writing daily. Not published anywhere. We’ve both found it really helpful to spend time each day reflecting on what’s most important. Doing a gut check on your direction. Airing frustrations in a positive way.

What’s the plan?
Today we moved from working on new fee feature to modification of the homepage – making it less cluttered and more approachable for first-time visitors. It’s a first step towards a bit of an overhaul of the homepage layout.

Frank has been working really hard. The homepage is the most significant javascript project he’s taken on to date. I don’t know that much about coding with javascript, but I do know that it’s finicky. Our goal is to release the new feature by Monday evening. There’s lots to be done before we can do that – but I have faith.

What is it like to be part of the startup community?
I love the energy of the startup community. There are passionate people, big ideas and everyone works at a fast pace. We’re all figuring it out as we go along. Fellow entrepreneurs are pretty darn good at supporting one another.

I was bummed to leave the Chicago startup scene, but I’ve found a great growing entrepreneurial here in Denver. I’ve met so many great people doing so many great things. “Business Contacts” have just become good friends. Everyone has been so supportive of what we’re doing.

I do think there is quite a bit of hype in the community. The media is good at touting the companies that are raising millions, but not good at supporting the good ideas built from obscurity – the ones silently kicking ass and growing a customer base. The image of an entrepreneur is almost too positive. I feel like my friend’s with day jobs think that I frolic through fields of flowers all day. It’s that image that makes us a bit of outcasts with this project. It’s also why I’m so darn proud of it.

Odds & Ends
I sat at my computer today from 6:30am to 3pm. It was gorgeous outside all day. I finally peeled myself out of my chair at 3:30 to take a quick run outside. I need to remember that my mind clears when I step outside – and do it more often during the day.

 

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