I project manage bootstrapped social media tool projects, community sites, and manage online communities
My role is neither back-end nor front-end. I am neither a programmer nor a designer.
I am a pretty heavy user of social media, and draw on many years of hands-on, practical marketing experience in my approach to social media engagement. I have ideas, which I document, then recruit builder-partners (those with the back-end and front-end skills that I would rather not set about developing at this stage of my life) for, and finally, manage projects which create innovative social media tools and sites enjoyed by people worldwide.
I’m not a coder, and don’t even play a geek online very well.
What I do, though, is inspire teams, design app specs, and manage projects.
I speak with people about projects that I believe in, learn about what they would most like to build, and decide on what we might like to collaborate on. I learn that some ideas only seem worth putting time into to me, but I move on until I find builders who I can dream together with. When all is said and done, if you have enough ideas, are open to speaking about them, and do enough networking, you find that while people will usually find merit in just about any of your ideas, there are very few of your ideas that will inspire “builders” to devote real time to projects. I do find, now, that I am capable of inspiring some very intelligent and creative problem-solvers to join me for partial ownership in projects.
My team inspires me back.
Two of them came up with the “RiteScore,” the algorithm that is the heart of RiteTag searches. I cannot show you all of it, or the latest and far more complex version, but as a formula, the RiteScore used to look like this:
My mind just does not work like that stuff up there.
I thus feel blessed to have staff on the RiteTag team who can express with formulas what I would best do with words.
The guys with me in building RiteTag inspire me daily with what they do – and how they think radically differently than I. They tell me that for branding, UX, and engagement, I am the team’s “race horse.” We inspire each other, getting things done that none of us could alone, drawing on each others’ strengths. We hope you like the RiteTag beta version that just went live this month. You’ll always know that we want to hear from RiteTaggers, with ideas, networks that you want to see integrated, and also when you find bugs. Especially when you find bugs.
Startup Ideas: I’m always in talks, building alliances, forging relationships that open doors
Much of this fun happens through discussions on Ideas in IdeasWatch, in RiteTag Hangouts, and in SKYPE conferences. If you have ideas or building skills, and are interested in bootstrapping things into being – for equity, of course – let’s talk.