The Trough of Disillusionment

My experience with most new sites that I join or new technology that I look at is that I sign up, load my profile information, have a go and then leave it – either I’m too busy, or I don’t get it, or I can’t see how to incorporate it usefully into my work.

When I come back to it, sometimes quite a while later, I then begin to assimilate it into my day to day usage. The encouraging thing is that according to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, it seems my experience is very normal.

Gartner’s Hype Cycle

Gartner Hype cycle