In my 51 years I have seen a lot of dire economic and political news. I don’t remember ever seeing this degree of fear and pessimism at high levels.
In spite of all this,
So I’m lurching toward Christmas with some trepidation. On one hand, I have a lot of cool new products coming in (Clocky should arrive today or Monday; how can you not want this little guy?), plus a website that’s improved incrementally from this time last year, plus an ever-growing customer base. Carrying my 60% increaseforward into the big months is going to be extremely challenging, but it’s not impossible. OTOH, of course, is all of the dire news about the economy.
Let’s focus on the positive. September business recovered from August’s stumble. The year to date is good. The max_connections bug that haunted me for a month has not returned since Eric tried an experimental code change. October’s sales targets aren’t terribly challenging – assuming, of course, that we don’t careen into an epic recession. I didn’t open a store this year, and
I still intend to write a few more “canned” blog posts in the weeks to come, and then I’m going to declare Curious Business “finished”. That doesn’t mean that I won’t update it from time to time, just that I’m abandoning my weekly schedule in favor of ad-hoc topics and irregular progress updates.
- Legal extortion
- The zombie store
- Wacky ideas