So here I am. On October 4th I launched elyfornoville.com. I know it's not rocket science, it's nothing dramatic, new or sexy. But who cares! I made it to motivate myself and I'm proud of it.
Two days after I launched the website I reached 162 visitors and 12 subscribers. I was happy and never thought I would get this many so quickly. But at the same time I felt anxious. "People are following my journey. I need to create content and give them updates." How was I going to achieve that?
During the first week I posted regular updates on IndieHackers, tweeted status reports and made a post on Hacker News. I gained new Twitter followers and more subscribers.
One week after the launch I had promising results that motivated me. This could work out great ...
Two weeks later I hit 33 subscribers ... and they kept coming.
One full month after the launch I'm really excited about the results so far.
But there was still something wrong. I had not written anything for my newsletter. Why do I need subscribers if I don't take the time to write something for them? I kept putting it off. I had a talk with @coreygwin, the founder of Blurt.app. We had a great talk about work and life. He shared some nice resources on how to start writing and finding your way as an Indie Maker. I start using Blurt and wrote short pieces of text that eventually lead to this newsletter. Thanks for the motivation, Corey!
After two days of writing it felt good to have my story on paper. It was a relief and I had something to share with my audience that was real. The real me.
My personal website kept me motivated to work on my projects, and along the way I learned some lessons I want to share.
I will get into more detail about existing and future projects.
I was able to make it this far through your support, opinions and advice, so…