Fellowstream began as a grand idea that Jacob and I drafted on our kitchen table in late 2009. What if project management integrated social media aspects for better communication? What if we made something geared toward small businesses, not huge teams? What if we could help people get stuff done, period? We poured our souls into Fellowstream over the next few months, launching a beta in the spring of 2010, and then going full force in January 2011. We learned a lot as two newbie entrepreneurs, thanks to the many awesome customers we’ve worked with along the way.
Unfortunately, all journeys have their final destinations, and Fellowstream is about to come to a close. Although we still have subscribers, there are a ton of great project management tools out there. It seems like every day there’s a new project management tool, and people who once used Fellowstream religiously have moved elsewhere. We could try to continue pushing our message, or radically changing our product to meet an ever changing landscape, but instead we’ve decided to work on other projects.
Fellowstream will officially shut down on November 23rd, 2012. From that day forward, you will no longer be able to access your account. As a courtesy to our customers, we already stopped billing you as of October 1, 2012. That means that paying customers will get 2 free months access to their account.
We know that some customers may want a copy of the information in their Fellowstream account. If you want us to compile that for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll work with you. Especially for those of you who have been with us for a long time, we want to go the extra mile to help with this transition.
That doesn’t mean Fellowstream will go completely out of existence. We will likely put it out as an open source project in the months following the shutdown. If you’re interested in this project, let us know, and we’ll keep you up to date of its progress.
Of course, you may have any number of questions and concerns about the shutdown. We’d love to talk to you. No matter what the topic, send an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you promptly.
The Future of Avalon Labs LLC
On the bright side, this ending also comes with a beginning. Avalon Labs LLC will continue to live on as a consulting firm, focusing on online marketing, writing for hire, and creative fiction. We’ve already secured some clients in the video game and small business space. I will continue to write here and showcase some of my other blog writings from around the web. I’m also excited to hear from you, so send me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk.
For all Fellowstream users out there, it’s been an honor to have worked with you. They say that the journey should be half the fun, but for us at Avalon Labs LLC, it was more like 100%. We wish you well on your journeys as ours ends.
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