I just finished up the first version of the chrome extension I’ve been working on. Basically, I wrapped up the death clock that I had been working on for the last few weeks (yikes, been that long already?) into a Chrome extension together with some tweaks and minor features to make it more usable
This whole thing is based on an idea I’ve thought about regarding product development which is:
Squeeze the life out of your work
Basically, each new project will cost you quite a bit, both in terms of actual operative work (coding, marketing etc) but also in terms of learning about the domain and old school mental juice.
In this case, I could reuse the majority of the work I had already put in and revamp that into something similar but different, in this case a Chrome Extension.
You might think this is stupid, since I’m pouring more resources into an idea or a space that essentially remains unvalidated, and maybe that is true. On another hand, I never expected it to be successful right on launch, but I’m taking a more long term approach.
The thought is that by creating a number of products and services around a central theme, I’m basically doing the product-version of content-marketing. All roads lead to Rome.