Update: January 2023 now, and Spiderchain is back on the front burner! This time I’m taking a hard focus on marketing and business-type stuff (not my native language!) and I’m hopeful about the future in my little corner of the chainmail world.
I really love what I’ve created with Spiderchain. I’m proud of the quality of my products and I think I’ve added to knowledge in the chainmail world in a significant way. It’s been a long, wonderful journey and I hope there will be many chapters yet to come. As long as I’m able to keep Spiderchain going I absolutely will.
Unfortunately, Spiderchain isn’t exactly profitable. It pays for itself, but that’s about all. That wasn’t a problem for a long time, but details of my life have changed and I now need to be financially self-sufficient. Much as I love Spiderchain, I need to focus elsewhere.
I’ve been in grad school for a bit over a year and my customer support has really taken a hit. At first I had fantasies of being able to add more obligations, yet somehow continue to do just as much for Spiderchain. Alas, no. It’s time to make official what’s been true for a while: I am only doing “Spiderchain stuff” on Fridays. Happily, my super-mega-awesome helper Katarina is still with me, so we’re able to (nearly always) get all the orders out each week. Sadly, the emails/voicemails/questions that accumulate Saturday-Thursday are not typically cleared out each week.
Spiderchain will continue. It’s just on the back burner for now. I truly wish I could devote five days a week to it, but that will have to wait until I perfect my Spider-duplicator and have a couple clones to spare!