“Son — Just do something important that people will want.”
Leroy may have been drunk when he said this but it did cause me to rethink my approach to things. I have been assuming that if I did whatever the hell I wanted, then I could always find somebody else who thought what I was doing was cool. The crucial difference in these approaches is the population size. In a smaller, localized, more personal environment you can get much further in much less time if you pay attention to the interests of those immediately around you. Doing whatever you want is a better strategy for the Internet, where information flows freely and more interests are searching.