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Alors qu'elles étaient folles de moi.

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Alors qu’elles étaient folles de moi.

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-10° celsius / +10km run. Go big or go home. #IveGotIceCubesInMyMustache

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This is my minimum viable product. Today it’s just a website, tomorrow it may be something else.

For over two years I have been thinking and brainstorming about a new website. What it should do, what it could do, how it would do it, etc. After all, I work in a web agency so I should have a website right? I should have a blog and a portfolio. Most importantly, I should be creative. Wrong.

Today is Sunday. Yesterday, I had no website—just ideas and a whole lot of unknowns. Today, I had a talk with my roommate about the concept of minimum viable product. Something hit me.

How can I define my website, or even my minimum viable product, if I don’t know it?

I decided to forget the unknowns and focus on what I knew:

  1. My website was not going to be a blog. I am too busy to blog, plus today is 2013.
  2. I have no content. The only piece of content that I have is a quick sentence that I use to describe myself on various social websites. That’s a start.
  3. All I want is an outlet. An outlet on the web that describes me, but primarily that can be used as a link to point to other more important links. Kind of like an About.me page, but I wanted to own it, most important own, or at least understand, the technology so it could evolve as needed.
  4. I can whip out a basic website in a day. I already own a server and using WordPress, I can put a basic website online in a matter of hours.
  5. I can simply go with the flow. I can put a website online and see what happens. See what I do with it, see what other people do with it. Tomorrow I will know more than today. Tomorrow I can change my mind.

So that’s it. Today I sat on my couch and created a website. Today I have a website. Today I wrote this article and created this page.

Tomorrow, we’ll see.

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