New “Wow” App Idea Sprouting Up

2012-06-02_1338649808My life’s goal has been a simple one: I wanted to get paid to write. I have realized this dream on several fronts since my first job at a newspaper in 1988.

Over the past several years,I have watched others start blogs,get on Twitter after me and become social media “experts” and build a national following. I have keenly watched what Michael Hyatt has been able to do with his blog, started reading his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
and have followed much of his advice.

As I mentioned previously, several factors converged and led to the formation of this blog. In reading Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content,
the author infuses me with confidence,making me feel I can accomplish anything, and probably quicker than I imagine. In reading a Steve Scott ebook about writing a nonfiction book, How to Write a Nonfiction eBook in 21 Days – That Readers LOVE!, I have a blueprint for structuring the book and a timeline to get it done. In reading Hyatt’ s book, I am learning about coming up with a “wow” product, and his blog teaches you how to accomplish almost anything.

As I am digesting all of this information on my Kindle Fire HD 7, it dawned on me I could use an app to help me with what is swirling around in my mind. I jump over to the Amazon App Store to search for something, and I don’t find anything.

Could it be I have stumbled on a useful idea for an app? I might have done just that. However, I realized I needed to research this more because there might already be an app with the functionality I am looking for, but it is characterized differently than expressed through my searches.

I began writing this post on Christmas, reclining in a seat while others watched the L.A. Lakers game on TV. After doing more research earlier today, I discovered Google Play has something similar, and there seems to be a better version in the iTunes store, which is closer to what I was thinking. However, there is additional functionality I would like to see on the iTunes version.

At this juncture, who knows whether this idea will become an actual app. The fact there are only two products can mean one of two things: The concept in general is not needed, or the concept needs an idea like mine. Time will tell.

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