If you really want to know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, well that’s what it’s like for me. Last week, we oved heaven and earth to get Found|Read up on PublicSquare. PS is not WordPress, and so the design, optimized for WordPress were missing consideration for a ton of our features. Honestly, we were still adding in the comment management tools yesterday which was a shame because we got techcrunched Saturday morning. But you can only do what you can do– and we did it and I’m proud. It’s already an amazing community. People are talking, sharing ideas…
So having called in all my babysitting chits for this launch, I promised Philippe sunday off to go play with the boys, taking Amelie. Pal Andi came down and we decided to use the gorgeous weather to attack the garden. Many hilarious adventures ensued, including Amelie losing her diaper (how?) and falling off the nursery plant shopping cart, Andi winning a battle with blackberry bush– but at what cost!– and me hurting my back. I drugged up and was asleep at 8:30 along with Amelie, curled up together on the couch. Hal watching a nature program on sea turtles we drowsed off (yeah, that’s good for the back!)
Miraculously I’m doing better, but I fly out to New York today, and I haven’t packed so I pop up wide awake at 3:30 a.m.. Making coffee, I noticed those golden beets sitting on the counter forlorn. Some knit to relax, some paint, some build model airplanes — I peel.
Today I feel like I woke up on a balance beam. Found | Read up, two potential killer employees, three potential awesome killer corporate deals, four potential killer new advisers and a partridge in a pear tree. But at 4 a.m. it’s still just me, in my lame plaid PJ’s and despite the event horizon I also see the horrible documentation and the massive usability bugs and the missing critical features and the weak-*ss front page. It’s like scaling a mountain range– I scrambled up the top of the first mountain and now I can see that scrambling down the other side while faster will not be easier *and* I can suddenly see there are several more mountains to go.
4 a.m. Some knit. I peel.