Why am I doing this?

I have lost track of why I am doing this. I have spent many hours working to find the perfect template so that I can take my development skills that I’ve attained over the last 15 years to create a simple web app. Once I found the template, Blazor Boilerplate, with a framework I am comfortable with, .NET, I got to work. Over the course of a couple hours a few nights of the week and working with two Blazor template projects I have a solution that works with user authentication baked in.

Well, it’s almost a working solution. The project runs and works flawlessly on my development machine. Monday night I published the site to GearHost.com who hosts .NET projects. I could not get my project working though I used the publisher baked into Visual Studio.

I feel like I’m a chicken running around with it’s head cut off. Due to my 9-5 I’m trying to find the perfect template ready to use so that I can get an app off the ground quickly. This has been my demise. There is no perfect template and there is no rush. I’ve still got at least 33 years left on this planet so I can take time to write out my goals with this and get back to the root of why I’m doing this.

So, why am I doing this? I want to create something that is easy to use and fulfills a need for people. This thing I create doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to make me a bazillion dollars. I don’t even care if I make $0.01 off of it. The joy of creating is all I need.

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