I spent a lot of time last month improving Domain Pigeon. That’ll continue this month, but I’m also going to shoot for a better balance than I did last month. By the end of the month (last week) I so focused on the site’s minor aesthetic details that I was losing sight of what I am really trying to get out of the experience: startup prep.
With that in mind, I’m going to try to do things a bit differently this month. For one, I plan to read a lot more. I’m going to try to make it through at least the following three books:
- Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics
- On Writing Well
- Quick and Effective Guide to Public Speaking
The last two are an attempt to improve my communication skills, which could use some work.
I have a few things planned for Domain Pigeon, but the big thing I want to focus on is marketing the site. That’ll include getting more involved in domain name forums, courting bloggers, and maybe, just maybe, a YouTube video or two. That’s a whole new territory for me and I’m not sure how to go about it. It will definitely be a good experience.
Two big blog items on the todo list:
- Lessons Learned so far from Domain Pigeon
- An article about an online Tetris bot I made in high school
Chances are not everything will go according to this plan, but hey, its a direction.