We all love side projects. They get us going creatively.
Side projects are typically things we take on because we’re actually interested in them. We enjoy putting in the playful work.
This blog is a side project
Side projects don’t necessarily change the world, have a deadline, or require perfection. We can even build side projects in a weekend and ship them for others to see.
Side projects can be simple and fun, reinvigorating to us and inspiring to others.
Nevertheless, don’t take on a side project that doesn’t come naturally or that’s dreadful. Forcing passion crimps creativity.
The side project may lead to something else such as the next big idea, but this isn’t the point of taking them on. The side project is an exercise in doing, remixing and recasting stuff that already exists and freshening it up.
We should try to create something for everything we consume.