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Managing a tsunami of ideas

How to deal with it?

10:47 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Currently I am suffering from a luxury problem: I have too many ideas. Every time a new idea comes up, I jot down some notes. But sometimes I tend to get so overenthusiastic, that I quickly rush to my hosting provider, buy a domain and make a half-baked first start. Ofcourse, some of these projects get abandoned and end up just accumulating trust rank (which is not bad, but not ideal either). Sometimes it drives me cazy to be honest, as it keeps me from concentrating on getting some real work done on existing projects.

How do manage your flood of ideas?

12:36 am on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I solve the problem by preventing it: I don't have a flood of ideas to begin with. If you are confident that these ideas are resonably profitable, retire and fulfill your dreams.
6:39 pm on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i try to tie new ideas into my existing sites by adapting them if possible. if not, they generally stay on paper only.
if i find i keep coming back to an idea for a long time, then i'll start developing something new.
7:26 pm on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nice to be in that position. Haven't been there for a while myself!

Maybe try to collect those notes but do nothing more with them for a week unless there is some real external urgency. Letting them stew in your subconscious for a while, especially overnight, will improve them.

Then sort them and pursue the top 3 only, just once per week, but keep the notes for the rest (and re-read them occasionally until they make a top-3 or are so obviously deranged that you bin them)...



PS. The smaller ideas that can be implemented as a single page on an existing site in less than an hour and without spending money and/or giving away some better idea, do immediately, but revisit in a day or so to see if they still make sense.

[edited by: DamonHD at 7:28 pm (utc) on June 21, 2008]


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