So many ideas, so little….

It was a little over a year ago that I started seriously brainstorming application/business ideas. We had struggled to get going on our first idea, so something simpler was needed. I amassed a list of ideas, which isn’t particularly hard these days. It’s pretty simple to follow the blogs and trends to pick up ideas. Almost exactly one year ago, NetworthIQ was picked to be first. What’s interesting is how many of these ideas have shown up in different forms recently. Like what you ask?

Well, a few ideas were:

  • Social Parenting: Minti was launched this week, pretty darn close to what I had in mind, but there’s some other aspects that it still doesn’t quite hit (my vague way of saying, there’s still some opportunity here, but probably will just mean sending some ideas to Clay and team).
  • CRM in the spirit of 37signals apps: I guess the guys at 37signals thought the same thing, and being that they are 37signals, I think they’ve got the “in the spirt of” part down.
  • Blog Network: Ok, this was probably obvious to everybody because there are a lot of them now. But, I think there’s still some opportunity for location centric blog networks, a real citizen journalism alternative to the local newspaper with subjects including local news, sports, business, gossip, etc. Put all this easily accessible in one place.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I wouldn’t want to give everything away, but it’s interesting to see others come up with similar ideas.

3 Replies to “So many ideas, so little….”

  1. Ryan

    Thanks for mentioning Minti in your blog.
    I would love to hear your ideas how we can improve the offering 🙂
    We have plenty more features to roll out over the next few weeks/months, however we are always open to suggestions.

    Cheers
    Clay

  2. Hi Clay,

    You bet, I think Minti is off to a good start and am looking forward to the new features. As I posted on TechCrunch and emailed you about, I see a good social parenting site as one that models the interaction of a mom’s group. A mom’s group for the internet if you will. Beyond advice, that means more social features (such as groups), identifying ways to find similar parents, tracking and sharing milestones, sharing pictures (flickr integration), more general blogging/experience sharing, providing support. These are just some of the things I see as good (and fun) tools to have in a parent’s toolbox.

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