Sometimes you just plain run out of energy.
That's what happened to us last year. Bruised and sore from the sheer amount of energy we put into Flightwish, only to be repeatedly turned down, we gave up. I even contemplated selling our domain names – a nice block of four closely-related names – on eBay.
But, as renewal date for the domains approaches, we have decided to give it a go once more. After all, before we got involved with business plans, venture capital companies, bullshit artists, prototypes and minds-games, the idea really was cool, and targets a real need. After all, the concept originated with my Dad -- a total non-techie, which gives it a lot more credibility than most of the web startups out there.
So we've started kicking the tyres again, and lo and behold! The fun is creeping back into it! We've no idea whether we can make any money out of this, now or ever. We don't care, right now. We have a cool idea for a web community that we want to put together with some help from our friends, and we're going to have some fun doing it for as long as we can keep the lights on. Drop me a line if you're at all interested...
We've put up a fun front-page so far, where we can drop a few hints as we work on the software.