“Never build a business based on a missing feature of a popular software product” #BufferApp #Twitter.
— Pystar (@pystar) November 21, 2010
Look at the timestamp of the image above. I tweeted it in 2010 after reading glowing reviews of bufferapp on Hackernews, I just couldn’t get why someone would pay just to schedule posts on twitter (they only supported twitter back then). Joel responded to my tweet with optimism about the app. 3 years on, look at the tweet below:
16,204 paying customers, $2,071,884 annual revenue, 1,000,000+ users. Interesting stats from bufferapp
— Pystar (@pystar) September 19, 2013
This goes to show that we don’t really know sh*t about anything. If you have an idea you think would work, run with it first. Let your target audience accept or reject it and don’t place the power of life and death in the crucible of some so-called expert who probably doesn’t know sh*t about anything.
This post was first published on Pystar’s blog.
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