Pinboard turns Seven
Whoever runs a SaaS should take some inspiration from Pinboard, which recently turned seven.
I am not aware of many services that are run just by one person and lasted seven years.
Here’s some aspects that I like:
- no fuss
- simple design
- focus on ONE thing (bookmarking)
- focus on a simple thing (thus easy to explain)
- good timing (launched when del.icio.us announced the shutdown)
- keep the cost of the infrastructure low
I am following all of this rules for my services. I know it’s not a guarantee of success, but they all make sense to me.