It seems that every couple months (or perhaps only once a year), I go through an almost crippling period of self-doubt. I think it might just be part of my personality type (the only time I took the Myers-Briggs test, I ended up an INTP), but it doesn’t help that I never feel like I have enough time to get everything done.

There are several projects I’ve been working on lately that have brought this doubt to the front of my mind, and I’ll try to explain one of them below.

Despite what it looks like on the surface, I’m always trying to think of new ways to make my website a little bit better. Many times, this involves me thinking about whether or not I should re-design, but about two months ago I had an idea that I thought was very original in terms of adding value to the music reviews site.

Right after I thought of this idea, I almost immediately scrapped the thought as the time committment involved was pretty massive. As time passed, it kept creeping back into my head until a couple weeks ago I did a little test run to see if my idea would work. During this test process, I found myself alternately loving and completely hating the idea, even going so far as giving up before calling myself names and coming back to it.

As it turns out, I stuck with the idea and if things go as planned, this new feature will hopefully be made available in the next month or so. That said, I’ve still gone back and forth several times in the past week about whether it’s a completely stupid idea or not.

Most of the above probably makes no sense because I’m being purposefully vague, but the thoughts I had while working through the above process unfortunately aren’t limited to it alone. It seems to happen often, even going so far as having dreams where my ideas are laughed at by some sort of offscreen greek chorus.