I had this idea in my head I think for over two years. I have three children (at that time two) and I realized how time goes quickly and how easy I forget when so manny thing happens. So I said to myself that it would be encouraging to write every day at least one positive thing that happened during that day. No matter how bad day can be, I am sure there is always at least one moment which makes you happy or which you are grateful for. Second thing, since we are anyway surrounded with negative news, I thought it would be good idea to write some web application for sharing good news.
So name of the website came out to me: What made me happy today. I went on internet and check if something like that exists and to my surprise I found out that there isn't, I registered domain and during my free time I was coding, trying out things, few times stopped, started again. During 2013 I realized that I can start with minimum and then add more functionality, it doesn't have to be fully completed according to my idea. I sensed that as one week left of out 2013 I need to make it happen. I give myself this deadline. Afterall, this web aplication is not complex, I've done most of the code, I just needed to cut off things that I don't need now, little polish what existed (sorry no fancy front end (at least yet)) and suddenly it was not so complicated. Truth is that, there are still some things to be done on web app, but what I plan is also to write application for Android and iOS since it's easier and natural to make notes on mobile than on computer.
url is http://www.whatmademehappytoday.net