The last 14 days have been exhausting and thankfully an agreeement has been reached.
Ultimately GSTF didn’t have the focus and business drive for it to succeed in justifying any further investment of my mentors time, money or patience with my incessant emails and scattered direction.
I’m going to have a serious think regarding the respective futures of coffee / flowers – niether, either or both – for business or for pleasure? Really – I tried to do both – one hand ‘just for fun’ and the other hand ‘while you send someone flowers online’. A business based site is a very different focus than a water cooler, community led and sometimes ‘fun’ site.
I realise that my attention to detail on the tech issues has been poor, rarley taking the time to get into the detail and understand what does what:
Either way my passion behind building a community has consumed me – but for what?
I don’t feel there was a winner and I’m working on the lessons I have learned and will clarify my intentions in due course. Recent posts and comments related to the domain issues here at coffee are password protected and I appeal to all visitors to respect this as they are in the process of being removed.
We wipe the slate clean, we move on and we learn with new writers preparing to get on board and some not returning.
I ask you, the community and recent visitors - what you feel the future holds for flowers / coffee and how we can harness this energy and passion for a more positive online experience.
All are welcome – thank you – I’m off to the gym.