I have been maintaining this blog for around six months now. I started it just before I quit my job and after I had decided to start my own company. It was a place for me to record my entrepreneurial journey. That is basically all I had in mind at the time. That's a rather open charter, and I think I can do better now.

Truth be told, my journey has gotten a whole lot more concrete in the past six months. I now have a concrete product (RecordBox) that I am working on, I have a more concrete idea of 'success', and I am more familiar with most of the aspects of building a business.

So I think that this is a good time to draw a line in the sand and publicly state what I hope to accomplish with RecordBox and what I want to do with this blog. This will add accountability as well as lend structure to my professional activities and blogging.

I will begin with where I am at present, state where I want to be in October 2012, share the raison d'etre for this blog, and then summarize the kinds of posts you are likely to see here going forward. Thanks in advance for reading!

Where I am now

Here is a one-sentence summary of RecordBox: RecordBox is a virtual notebook for music students which simplifies the creation, storage, organization, and annotation of educational music recordings.

Being able to completely define the purpose of the product in 20 words is something I could not have done six months ago, and I count it as progress.

I have released a basic first version of the product and I am using it myself. In my last post I reflected on this release and what my plans were for it. I am also working on an iPhone app. Once it is ready I will have a basic end-to-end solution in place.

Being a music student I have a rather good network of potential users who are personally known to me. I will release RecordBox to these people incrementally and build off that feedback.

This is a good summary of where I am and what I plan to do from here. But where do I hope to be in a year?

In October 2012, success for RecordBox will mean..

Why blog the journey?

So that is where I want to get to. This blog will serve as a record and reflection of my activities as I try to get there. Why maintain such a blog? After all, it is time consuming and will not directly contribute to the success of RecordBox. That said, here is why I think it is worth it:

The types of posts to expect on this blog

As I go about building RecordBox, I will write about my experiences along the following themes:

Thanks for reading

This is a 'special' blog post in that it is about the blog itself and what I plan to do with it. I feel that articulating these things in depth helps bring cohesion to the content and also helps people decide whether it is for them or not. If you have any thoughts on this topic, I would love to hear them. Thanks for reading!