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Posts by: Chase Reeves

I think, fiddle and flahoolick. Excitable. Co founder and drawer guy at Fizzle.co

I watched Woody Allen’s Sleeper last night. It’s an early 70’s faux-future weirdness movie… in a good way. There’s an orgasm machine. (Which, by the way, I think we’ve come far enough into the future to deserve an orgasm machine. We all work hard, we deserve this. C’mon the future!)

Robin Williams died yesterday and this will not be a remembrance or tribute. It will be a short and sharp question to you about what you’re making and what it means to you. I was a big fan. His insanity and exuberance anchored me a bit as a kid. If there was a place for this guy in the world, maybe there’d be one for me as well.

I received an email today that my good friend’s company is shutting down, pulling the plug, closing up shop. This is something he poured himself into…

What's your job? What's your life? How do they commingle, reflect and refract one another? What's at stake if you screw this balance up? Your marriage? Your friendships? Your health? Your business success?

One of the most brutal and constructive lessons we learn as bootstrappers is this: nobody cares about you or your product. Many here at The Sparkline have learned that lesson the hard way, launching a product or website—some labor of time, love and sweat—into nothing but crickets… no sales, no links, no love.