web dev: self-motivated vs money-motivated
I tend to feel like while I build the Thanx 🤝 Project, I am very self-motivated. Or self-propelled, as I call it. I am not motivated by money, for literally anything in life, and I do not think I can ever be motivated for a financial gain ever again. If I had some sort of arrangement where I would do X amount of this or that for X amount of money as a one-time ordeal, THEN I can see myself being financially driven. But, for the Thanx Project, I see no point in putting undue pressure on myself of needing to make $XXX+ in the first year or two years of completing the service in order to consider it a “success”. Perhaps I am being too simple-minded aboht the whole thing? Maybe there should be a financial incentive? But, in all honesty, I am only building the thing to avoid boredom, to have something to do, and to make it into an open source project for the sake of doing so. So, that may conflict with the whole “pay me or I flounder” type of thing.