Much has been said about a domain investor’s recent attempt at innovation or revolution or whatever it was suppose to turn out as. Whether the idea was good, fair, or poor, and/or whether the execution was good, fair, or poor isn’t really worth discussing anymore. The proverbial horse has been beaten to death, just as the project has died.
I do want to address the back and forth that I’ve seen from many different people. A lot of people were critical of those who voiced their opinions of the project. Jealousy seems to be the biggest reason why some people felt others were critical. Apparently these people seem to believe if others offer their own criticism, it must stem from some sort of jealousy for not creating the idea on their own. This is false.
When I post something – be it a link to a finished website or a website that is being developed, I am not looking for a pat on the back. If I wanted that, I would email my close friends and family who would probably send praise my way no matter what I sent them. I like receiving compliments as much as the next guy, but I LEARN from receiving criticism.
Simply because people criticize an idea doesn’t necessarily mean they are offering a critique on the person – no matter how judgmental their comments are. Those who are on the receiving end of criticism should analyze it and do what they can to listen to the comment. Perhaps the commentary isn’t helpful, but don’t get defensive about it as that does nobody any good. If you have thin skin and can’t take a criticism, you will never be able to improve yourself or your projects.
Nothing we ever do is perfect. The minute we sit back to admire something we have done is the minute we fall behind our competitors who are quickly closing in on us.