Forum for American and Chinese Exchange at Stanford aka some of the most driven and interesting people I've ever met. Looking forward to seeing where you go, friends, in the next 5, 10, 20 years!
In 2014, my cofounder Jude and I made the difficult decision to put the Bottlerocket platform on hiatus. It was a wise decision for now - partially because what I'm currently doing (learning more about creating a quality educational experience for youth and working directly on my writing and art) is much more suited to my skills and passions than working on a "tech startup".
But Bottlerocket wasn't meant to be "just a web startup"
I've had a lot of time to think about my motivations for starting this journey with Jude. In the end, it can me summed up by these two things:
I'd like to see Bottlerocket fully realized into a social media platform that our peers can use - if only because
I yearn to look, also, into other people's journeys:
I get this partially from reading blogs, following twitter accounts, browsing instagram for artist updates... but these social media platforms just don't cut it thus far. There's too much content to wade through. Not everyone posts exclusively about their projects, lessons learned, skills built... and how they do it. In the end, I suppose I just want a filtered community of dreamers, planners, do-ers. People I strive to surround myself with, sharing their hopes, doubts, eureka moments - just as I am striving to do the same.
Yes, Bottlerocket was designed to be a project sharing, story telling, legacy building platform... but what really excited me was the potential for teaching and education.
And what do we have to teach each other?
Not just how to make a living... but how to live