For some reason this news has me a bit reflective. A few years ago when I was starting UserScape there were a bunch of other MicroISV’s starting up. There were blogs all over about it, so many people getting into it. The fact is that I don’t think any of them are still around at least not the ones I followed. Can I really be the last man standing? Where the heck is everyone?
I guess this goes to show you that starting a MicroISV is still starting a business. It still takes incredible persistence. The barrier to entry may be lower, but only a small percentage actually make it the entire way.
I’m not sure how I missed everyone falling off, but as I look at my RSS reader I realize there’s almost nobody in there from back in the beginning. Now that I think about it, this may be part of the reason blogging isn’t as fun for me as it used to be. There was more of an almost team effort feel to it back then. Everyone posting and trying to build up something together, commenting on each others work.
I’d love to get some of that back. Maybe I’m just not hanging out in the right circles?