It was July 4th 1996 that I picked as the day to make a provocative post about domains and their value. There was no aftermarket back then. But I would share what I learned including the domain names and the earnings. Few of course even believed it. But those that were informed knew. I did that again in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and it became my annual July 4th post. That along with a post every morning and banter back and forth throughout the day and sometimes all night before opening my own board using the exact code that ynot used in 2000. I was surprised anyone even joined in the conversation. But they did. The landscape has certainly changed since then. So my perspective is different from many.
Ynot was one of the first globally active collaboration forums in which folks were doing TENS of millions of dollars in business and competitors working together is what fueled much of it. It was focused on adult because there was yet to be a mainstream for the most part. There was a pond but the ocean had yet t appear.
Here is an illustration that 1000 posts could never put into words. Some folks think they are "Progressive" but somewhere along the way they fear progress. It's like an all or nothing for them each and every time and more often than not that type thinking leads to nothing. A loss. A loss with nothing to show. No progress. So it is defining to see where folks come down on the following illustration. I have said for years and you see it all the time, if you are afraid to fail that means you are terrified to succeed. Here is how I see it.
Winston Churchill said: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm".
Have a GREAT Day!
Happy 4th of July and Enjoy the Summer!