You'd think I was old enough by now to know better. To know that you don't try to start 3 projects all at the same time. To know that you don't take on 3 huge projects all at the same time. And most importantly, to know not to sink money into 3 huge projects all at the same time.
Inevitably, you won't complete any of them.
Well, as I wrote in an earlier post, I had tried to start an on-line business. I thought, hey, I'm a programmer, this should be easy! What I didn't realize was that (1) programming doesn't do any good without a design; and (2) programming doesn't make product.
Not only that, but Life started getting in the way. It was a good idea, as we had a few nice pieces (which incidentally never even made it up to the web site). But then my husband's business started picking up, and I started getting more involved with my 2 yr old son, who is taking an interest in Racquetball. Then we decided to look for a new home...
Basically, we're just too darned busy to try to put up another business. Let's just stick with what we've got and call it even!
I'm amazed at the fact that being a programmer does nothing whatsoever towards one's knowledge of running a business, even one on-line. There's so much else that goes into it, like marketing, keywords, and copy - you know, the text that you put on your page! Makes a big difference.