The Drawbacks of Too Much Perfection
There is a saying which I believe originated in France. It goes something like this: The enemy of the good is perfection.
What this means is that sometimes in our search for perfection, we end up never finishing our projects. Take my web site, for example. I make all effort to make sure grammar and spelling are correct. But I keep finding graphics that are a little off or an image that is a little blurry. Some of my posts seem a little too long or wordy. The natural human response is to want to correct everything before putting a new page online.
But I am finding that my progress has slowed to a snail's pace when trying to get things just right. I've decided not to get stuck on this, but rather to keep moving forward. I can always come back and correct later (my site isn't exactly bringing in lots of potential customers just yet). The important thing is to get my website up and running (and hopefully brining in some profit). If I try to fix everything right now, I'll be a very old man by the time I am finished.Heck, I may never finish. Major mess ups must be fixed of course - customers will definitely notice those and probably never visit the site again. I am still learning WA's framework and tend to learn new things every day. This is a better strategy than attempting to fix every last thing, including graphics that are a couple of pixels off.
My strategy moving forward is to create more websites with different niches which should bring in more cash. But the key here are the words "moving forward." Never stand still, or even worse, move backwards.
What do you all out there in WA land feel about this? Do you find youself getting stuck while trying to make everything "perfect"?