I need to know if this is a good idea or a bad idea... I'm developing a product but i'm still in the development phase and i'm not ready to seek funding yet. One idea I had was to start an news blog about the industry i'm wanting to enter. For example, if I was developing a new cell phone, I would create a news blog about cell phone technology while I develop my own phone. By doing this, I'm hoping to accomplish a few things: 1) Monetize the website for funding my product development (a lofty goal in itself, I know) 2) Gain industry knowledge for myself 3) Create a name for myself in the industry before I enter it with my own products. My worry is that this will create a conflict of interest when I am ready to unveil my own product to the industry (this will of course be under a different company entity than the news website) Is this a valid concern? What other concerns should I be looking at by going this route?