littlelogs

Keep a social journal of your work progress as you make and learn things.

jerzy
jerzy

Great work this year @josh. An impressive list of accomplishments and growth.

15 Jan 2016

jes_sherborne
jes_sherborne

Thank you for writing this. It’s tough to write about hard things when you’re in the thick of it, but I really appreciate the honesty. The startup world is filled with stories of this kind of struggle that are just a thin veneer over an excuse to write about the eventual success.

That said, I’m very much rooting for the follow-up post about the day you finally figured out the magic combination and you had more users than you could handle.

Hang in there.

15 Jan 2016

ginatrapani
ginatrapani

Agreed this is great! (I had to look up flaming galah.) Product-market fit, marketing, limited resources - all such difficult stuff to pull off while maintaining good humor about it. May 2016’s graphs go even more up and to the right.

15 Jan 2016

josh
josh

Thanks @jes_sherborne @ginatrapani @jerzy :) while I’m conscious that we haven’t made it as a raging success, I think we’re doing pretty well and I don’t want to come across as down in the dumps about it. We’ve made something out of nothing, and people pay us to work on it! That feels like incredibly good fortune to me. It’s stressful, but we’re determined. We’re going to kick goals* in 2016 😎

(*replace with success metaphor of your choice)

15 Jan 2016

jerzy
jerzy

@josh Great attitude to have. +1

16 Jan 2016