Four years ago this week and next week, we launched the ConstantChatter community. Let me just say…wow, it’s been a long four years!
I never knew what work would be ahead of me when I agreed to this little project. This time four years ago, I was pulling my hair out, not getting my homework completed, sitting in front of a computer for 16-hour+ days dealing with the site, the server, the community, the emails, the requests, the demands, etc. When we started, I can’t say that I ever expected the membership to exceed 200 people give or take. It all came about totally a case of being at the right time at the right place.
I don’t say it often enough, but I’m quite proud of the site and the community. I know it’s been a resource to many and that’s what matters. It also taught me so much…you know, that whole If I knew then what I know now sort of thing. Would I have done things differently? Oh hell yes! Many things differently. But like I said, the whole experience of creating a community and blogsite has taught me tons, so I don’t lose sleep thinking about what could have been.
To be honest though, I’m not even a part of the site any more and only pop on when I’m needed or need to dig up a recipe. I’ve got some great people that help out to make sure it all runs smoothly (and I can’t tell them enough how much I appreciate them).
You hear all the time about entrepreneurs that start one business, get it up and running and then sell it off to move on to the next project. I never used to get how someone could pour their heart and soul into the whole business only to sell it off and walk away a few years later.
But now I get it. The challenge, the fun, it’s all in the creation. Once things are running smoothly, your attention pulls you towards the next project. And boy am I looking forward to that next project! And yes, there is a project in the works already. 😉
So thank you to everyone that supported me and helped ConstantChatter become the community that it is – past and present, friend or foe.