Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A desperate plea for help

Sometimes I seriously consider giving up on Aimless. Not because I don't believe in Aimless but because it feels like no one else gives a fuck. There are only so many thousands of hours of heart and soul you can devote to building something out of nothing, never earning a dime, before you finally just hit a wall and quit.

There are so many things within the body of this web site that I take a lot of pride in. Just coming up with the idea for Aimless is one thing. But what I'm most proud of is the fact that I have single-handedly created all the content on this site despite having absolutely no experience or training in ANYTHING I've done here. From writing to graphic design to web design to pizza-making to photography. And I'm not trying to pat myself on the back or anything like that, but I think I've done a god-damn good job with that stuff; better than a large percentage of the people who get paid to do these things.

So yeah, it gets frustrating. It's frustrating that no one e-mails me to say, "Nice web site." It's frustrating that almost no one helps me spread the word about Aimless. It's frustrating that no one contacts me to say, "Hey man, I recognize your talents and I'd like to put them to work." It's especially frustrating to know my parents still think I am a complete moron. Not that I really care what they think of me, but they could have combined their resources with my talents a long time ago to make a shitload of money for themselves.

My tank is on empty, folks. I need some fuel to keep this thing going. I need you to drop me a supportive e-mail. I need you to tell a friend about Aimless (and instruct your friend to tell another friend about Aimless, and so on). I need someone to tell me they recognize my talents and would like to hire me, even if I have no interest in the job. I just need people to show that they care about Aimless.

That is, unless you just don't give a fuck.

I'm taking an indefinite vacation now. If you want to see Aimless beyond your computer screen, it's time to do something about it.