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DAY TWENTY – SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2013

Erin Hopmann

How are you feeling about the project?
I’m realizing that – as we suspected – it’s evolved from when we first began. It was meant to convey the struggles we have, to solicit feedback from our community of users and others who would be introduced to Dabble through this very public thing, to ask permission to make changes in light of some of our challenges.

The first 10 days or so definitely accomplished the goal of soliciting feedback and getting very honest reactions from people. (As it turns out, honesty begets honesty. Who woulda thunk?) Since then, the project has become more personally rewarding than I would’ve thought, in that through very stream-of-consciousness reflection on a daily basis, I’ve come to realize important things about Dabble and myself.

What is preoccupying your mind the most right now?
Will this work? Will this work? Will this work?

And also, I wish we could include these other 10 major changes we should be doing to coincide with the few changes we’ll roll out in the next week. I think the concept of an MVP (minimum viable product) is often over-rated. We’re a 2+ year-old startup who’s pivoting. And we essentially have to introduce another MVP because of our resource-strapped situation.

It’s fine. It’ll be good and we’ll make it work. But there does come a time when the desire to just have the ideal product is so strong that patience wears thin.

Odds & Ends
Over the past few days, external things have reminded me that so much is beyond our control. As perhaps the perfect metaphor, driving across Colorado after the worst flood in maybe a century, and being forced to take detours was a good reminder: sometimes we’ll arrive late or be inconvenienced or face less-than-ideal circumstances, but we can still get to the destination we intended to go.

DAY TWENTY – SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2013

Jess Lybeck

How are you feeling about the project?
Good. I feel a quiet confidence about the direction we’re going. I’ve been writing down new ideas for Dabble every 20 minutes today. Feeling like time is going by a bit too quickly though. Not sure we have time to do all the things that need to be done.

Most of my time was spent tying up loose ends for my wedding. T-minus two weeks until the big day. Holy shite. I’ve been having fun planning – and we’re pretty much ready. But it’s sort of difficult to make time to finish the details (i.e. what ribbon should we use on the favors?) when I have so many other things going on.

What is preoccupying your mind the most right now?
I need to be more productive. With so much to do in the next few weeks, I’m trying to be especially cognisant of how I spend my time. There are so many important things on my plate right now. I have the words “Done is better than perfect” scribbled on a piece of paper on my desk, but I’ve never been good at that. I don’t want to cut corners during such a pivotal time with Dabble.

On the other hand, it’s the weekend. I know that I need to rest, recharge and not spend 95% of my time in front of a computer. Balance is hard.

Odds & Ends
The flooding in Colorado has been crazy. It’s weird to be so close, but yet be in an area that wasn’t really affected. I’ve been keeping up with the news with everything – ugh, sad stuff. I’ve been sending positive, dry thoughts to my friends in the front range.

Since we saw sunshine today for the first time in 4 days, Mike & I played frolf (frisbee golf) with one of our best good friends. We decided to bring our dog Lacey for her first every frolf tag-along. It was pretty much disasterous – she retrieved EVERY frisbee thrown, rolled in puddles and ended up with a few terrible moments with fire ants on her paws.

Disaster or not, it ended up being a great respite from the intensity of the last week. It’s easier to forget stress when you’re laughing your ass off.

 

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