March 2018 Progress

Where do I begin? We’re again delayed with our humble and long awaited release. I take full responsibility for this shortcoming. I’m doing the best I can with the resources that I have (only myself working on all of this).

I’m optimistic that after Socialius is finally released the public will be able to see it’s true potential, and we’ll finally be able to add to our team. At the moment cashflow is the issue that is holding back onboarding of additional staff.

Perhaps I’m right about my assumptions. I believe a strong leader is able to ‘show and tell’. Hopefully my work ethic will also speak volumes to potential candidates.

Anywho, on to the latest updates to your new favorite Social Media Management Platform.

Code improvements

Many bits and pieces of code were either unfinished or in need of improvement. I took note of a pretty large list of issues 2 weeks ago and have largely solved these issues.

This included things such as page transitions, progress informers and overall intuitive usability of our services. While working/improving this path, a couple of redundant pages have been consolidated into other pages and/or removed. I believe this will make it a lot easier to get things done while also saving our clients a massive amount of time getting their Social Media objectives accomplished.

Language Sentiment for Social Media

With as much data that we’re now handling on a daily basis, it’s imperative that we have a working solution for predicting language sentiment. I believe this is a critical area that needs to work as it’s a major part of our upcoming services.

I’ve briefly been at a crossroads of sorts, whether to use external services or whether to create our own. Since we’ll be creating our own formulas and algorithms it should be worthwhile to get started with our own.

I’ve been hard at work on this for about a month now. 18+ hour days/nights working non-stop to materialize the vision. I’m confident that this will be wrapped up within the next few days.

Once it is completed, I’ll run tests on this and integrate it into Socialius. I’m extremely excited that we’re approaching the day that Socialius can be release publicly!

That’s about it for now. Til the next update!

Mental Thoughts (July)

I don’t know how many times I’ve felt that we’re finally ready for release. Just to find more things that I felt (or at least thought) needed my attention before releasing. I feel pretty ashamed about it actually but I find a bit of comfort reading about the trials of others (delaying release aka afraid to release syndrome).

When I look back on things in October of 2015, I remember my baby girl about to be delivered into this world the very next month. I remember the passion of wanting to make the world a better place, by at least some measure, before or while she was being brought into the world. Something to remind her of her Father’s tact and aptitude. I also remember spending all of my time (literally) working on what I believed was a great idea (Socialius), unemployed, debts rising, options narrowing but still cheery and doing the best I could. This was before I was offered a position to innovate at a well known Fortune financial company.

Long story short, I never imagined that Socialius would grow so big, so quickly. When friends and family ask me about the company I always have something new to say. When they ask about the last Socialius issue we last chatted about I also have new ones to inform them about. When I brainstorm while driving or cycling, it’s not only about Socialius not as it is about the trivial nature of the past, yet today, it’s completely about complicated technologies and babble that would bore most. But it’s always something new.

Perhaps I’m a bit overwhelmed by the many months, 18+ hour days, no recreation time for over a year but I’ve reached some of the best moments and some of the most painful via creating Socialius. Learning is not easy but it is definitely satisfying.