One of the biggest secrets out there in terms of my social computing background, experience, and blogging, is that I’ve been a massive failure.
From my fairly accurate calculations the count now stands that about 1 out of 100 projects that I’ve started have actually amounted to anything worth admitting in a conversation with people I admire. Meaning that the vast majority are pretty embarassing and super lame.
But that’s my secret sauce. That’s the key to success in this digital economy: You just have to try, and thankfully the relative “cost” is pretty much nominal, at best. A few bumps perhaps, a bruised ego for sure, and a couple dollars is all that it’ll cost.
As technoevangelists we need to keep trying and not giving up. It’s a marathon race, not a sprint, and the build is always slower than we’d like but that’s a good thing. Just make sure you learn from the mistakes, and you’ll be good to go.
My secret sauce is my many technological disasters, experiments, and wasted code…. what’s yours?