Tag Archive: Writer’s Bloq

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    by Angie Chang

    Setting Sail Without A Map

    You have your gut. There is no map.

    By Nayia Moysidis (Founder, Writer’s Bloq)

    One of the most daunting things about being a CEO of a startup is that no one else has done it before you. Sure, people have been CEO, but no one has been the CEO of this startup. This puts you in the position of navigating a directionless ship.

    Think: Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

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    by Angie Chang

    You Need Romance In Your Startup

    The most legendary founders saw something others couldn’t.

    By Nayia Moysidis (Founder, Writer’s Bloq)

    Ever since I started a company, I’ve been living in a cocoon. My cocoon. It’s a safety layer that allows me to fully focus on my company, keeps me from the anxiety of everyone’s questions, and enables me to keep my sanity. It’s also a cop out.

    Last weekend, I went out

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    by Angie Chang

    A Founder’s Tale: The Kickstarter Kraze

    Writer’s Bloq just launched a Kickstarter campaign introducing themselves to the world. (Golden quills if you support!) Here’s a piece on what the experience has been like far for the Founder.

    By Nayia Moysidis (Founder, Writer’s Bloq)

    Every time you support, I tear up. I know I’m not supposed to say that. Founders shouldn’t show a soft side. Because we’ve been told that showing emotion is equivalent to being weak. That admitting to feeling pain is a shade of cowardice. I disagree.

    We’re not supposed to tell you that business is personal, to share the secret we all know is true: we care. If we didn’t care – obsessively so – we wouldn’t be spending every waking moment and rare sleeping moments researching and thinking and perfecting a product that’s invisible to a judgmental world.

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    by Angie Chang

    Risky Business

    “You must take the risk off the table. Each day, you must take just a bit more, mount it on your back and bear its weight until it just can’t fight you. ntil the risk stops doubting. Until you beat it.”

    By Nayia Moysidis (Founder, Writer’s Bloq)

    People discuss startupland as though it is mythical. They discuss creation as though it is the elusive Aphrodite. They wish for her, long for her, describe her beauty, desperately wish to see her just once. They discuss every detail of how they would pursue her, what they would do to seek her, how they would approach every step towards her, why they deserve to be the one who wins her.

    And then they do nothing. There’s something so attractive about possibility, something so simple about the thought what could be. All the glory and none of the pain. All the sizzle and none of the burn.