I’m lucky. I get to see many side projects from talented people, such as through my role as organizer of Portland Web Innovators. We have a recurring event, Demolicious, to share what people have been working on. In fact, there is one next week. If you’re in Portland, please attend.
There is something else I see often–side projects that don’t get finished and languish in a half-complete state. Or worse, they become trapped as unexecuted ideas. It’s nobody’s fault. Life takes over, priorities are forcibly skewed. Side projects, which are often passions, hit the back burner.
That makes me sad. And I’d like to help change it by starting my own side project as a side project coach.
This is part of my continuing campaign to help others create on the web. I’ve written tutorials, a book and over 100 articles on Programmable Web. These are passive methods. While rewarding, they don’t provide much connection with those I am helping. Side project coaching, working one on one, will help me work toward my goal much more actively.
It’s a new year and it seems like a perfect time to pounce on those cobwebbed projects. If you have a side project, resolve to finish it in six weeks. If you know someone I can help, send them my way.