Category: Wondermill

Welcome to the crew, Ryan!

We’re thrilled to announce that Ryan Ozawa is joining the Wondermill crew. He’ll be keeping the community updated as we roll out new features, getting feedback on what people want to see next and wearing the product evangelist hat as well. About Ryan: Ryan…

Trolls incoming!

Today was stressful. The number of people online at Ask500 climbed from around 60 up to 130, the highest we’ve had so far. Registrations were speeding up and then we found that some of the new users were posting nasty questions and comments. Argh!…

Update: Ask500People is launched and sleep proves elusive.

After months of work we are finally off and running and boy does it feel good. The site is Ask500People.com – a tool for tapping into public opinion in real-time. I hope you like it. It’s 3:23AM by my laptop clock as I start…

Almost there…

We missed our self-imposed deadline of launching on September 20th. Here’s what happened. In our application we want the community to be able to vote on which content is most interesting. It’s a core feature of the app, and while it sounds simple it’s…

Update & Count down

Making web software is all about iteration. First you put out an incredible, world-changing product. Next, people tell you why it’s no good, and then you keep refining it until they change their minds or you run out of money, time or willpower. Usually…

blue skies and business plans

I’ve always been proud of the fact that Wondermill has never taken outside investment.  We’ve had our ups and downs, but we have a solid business model and no debt.  We’re in good shape. Bootstrapping for years has taught us to be careful with…

Freedback powers Spin Magazine’s Artist of the Year contest

Server loads for our Freedback form processing service went through the roof recently. As it turns out, Spin Magazine chose Freedback to power their artist of the year contest. The servers aren’t even breaking a sweat, and we’re excited to be involved. Don’t forget…

Let’s get this party started

Inspired by Kathy Sierra’s get off yer duff post, we’ll just get started and see where things go. The right time to launch something new is always now. I’ll be writing about entrepreneurship and innovation in small companies, sharing lessons we’ve learned along the…