This is part of a series of posts on the Journey of a Facebook Application.

There has been a fair bit of progress so far on this Facebook application that I decided to make (and blog about). It has been a month since my last blog post on the application (which is waaay too long) but there has been a few things going on that were just too boring to merit posting about!

A brief synopsis of the past few weeks:

  1. I tried to start building an application.
  2. I wanted it to be simple, so that I could build it myself, and so that I wouldn’t look like a fool trying to do something new or that I wasn’t capable of.
  3. I also wanted to do something basic so that I could talk about it openly here, but without the fear of someone stealing a “great idea” of mine.

The end result of all this was a boring idea, that no one would use, or bother reading or talking about (never mind trying to steal!). It also felt like I was building a Facebook Application so that I had something to blog about. That wasn’t what I wanted. What I want to do is work on an idea/ project/ plan/ application that I’m passionate about first and foremost.

So I scrapped all that.

I’ve now decided to go with an idea that I like. It’s something slightly too complicated for my very limited, self-taught, programming skills, so I’m going to try something I’ve never done before and outsource it (via elance).

I’m not sure if I’ve done enough research or put enough planning into this, but I’m going to dive in head first for fear of losing my motivation by overthinking it.

I didn’t intentionally time this post for today, but I guess it’s as good a day as any for a fresh start. I’ll consider this my kick-start to 2009 post too, and my predictions for the year ahead: that I’ll make a mess of this, but that it will be an interesting journey all the same!

Next post: I’ll try to explain – as best I can – the idea for the application, how it came about and how I hope to develop on it in the future