Posts that start with “I know i have not been blogging lately” should be automatically deleted from the internet. They serve no purpose other than to soothe the conscience of the writer. If you have something to say, say that. If not, don’t apologize for saying nothing. The internet is filled with enough text that should have been reconsidered before publishing…
This is not that kind of post. This is just to say that iaanvn.com now looks different. Stripped down. Basic.
The idea is that i will actually be writing something sensible instead of selecting colours, fonts and background textures for the umpteenth version of my “perfect” blog.
I am getting to grips with letting go of “perfection”. Sometimes “good enough” is good enough. In this case, this site is now good enough and i will dedicate enough hours to make something brag-worthy later.
In business i am starting to see the value of launching something before it is completely ready. The saying goes that if you launch something that has no bugs, you launched too late! The fact is, if you have some sort of vision, by the time you are ready to launch anything, there will be more features to add, more changes to be made and just one more thing before it is perfect.
We love to compare our “behind-the-scenes” with the “highlight reels” of others. (Not my quote – found on Twitter) This prevents us from making ideas real, because it will never be perfect. I find it hard to be satisfied with something i know can be better. Launching this site like it is happened more in a burst of frustration than in a calculated strategic move.
But i am willing to give it a go. Launching more and perfecting less. I believe this is a winning strategy to changing more and more…
Do you find it hard to live in the tension between “good enough” and “perfection”? How do you deal with it?