Every two weeks, I send a report how I'm building and marketing Ymir. You can read all the previous reports below.
Ymir Report #11 — Taking it easy
This was another weird cycle. I tweeted about it. I decided to take things a bit easier and not pressure myself as much.
I'm starting to think I might need a bit of time off. Realistically, I have trouble disconnecting unless I travel somewhere. And that's complicated with COVID.
So we'll see how things keep going.
Ymir Report #10 — Container image deployment
I'm not sure if it's because of summer. I kinda just feel like I'm going through the motions for the past month. This isn't necessarily bad, but it feels kinda slow. Especially after that huge cycle a month ago.
That said, I'm happy with product development and marketing. I managed to finish container image deployment. I also published an article that did really well on Reddit.
Ymir Report #9 — Redis wrapped up. Next up, Docker!
I lost a lot of time fighting xcode during the product development week. But otherwise, Just a kind of business as usual for this cycle. Some product development and trying to figure out my next move for marketing.
Ymir Report #8 — Redis, 3000 concurrent WooCommerce load test, CloudFront Functions and more!
This has had to be the cycle where I got the most things done since I started doing these reports. I got a lot done on the product side and marketing side. Business has been stable.
Ymir Report #7 — Bastion hosts / Q&A video
Thank you to everyone who replied to the last report. It was really encouraging. I'll be working on some of the suggestions over time.
This cycle has felt a bit more normal. Good product development progress. Was hoping to get an article done during marketing week, but it kinda grew massive so it'll probably be out next cycle. Still managed to get some other stuff done!
Ymir Report #6 — Roller coaster
This cycle has been a bit of a roller coaster for various reasons. The cycle started off quite well. I got a lot of stuff done during the product development part of the cycle.
Marketing week also started pretty well, but the end of the week wasn't so great. Sometimes I get episodes where I can't concentrate at all for days. This happened later in the week so it limited a bit what I accomplished.
At the same time, my last 3 customers cancelled. That's half my customers. Then I got 2 more customers during marketing week. So that was the real roller coaster!
Ymir Report #5
Another two-week cycle done. I'm pretty happy with the system so far. I think that it lets me feel like I'm progressing in the two important areas at this stage of building a business.
I managed to get a 6th customer which is great! It's definitely heartening to see this happen, even if I'm filled with a lot of doubts still.
Ymir Report #4 — WooCommerce load testing
Happy Easter Monday! Hope you're enjoying your long weekend if it's a holiday for you. I took it a bit easier myself, but I felt pretty good because I accomplished quite a bit this cycle!
Ymir Report #3 — DynamoDB object cache
So far, I’m doing ok with the two-week cycle. The only change is you might have noticed the email came on Monday instead of Friday. I realized it made little sense to send the email Friday since I work weekends so marketing week actually ends Sunday.
Ymir Report #2 — First cycle
I managed to do one cycle of coding and marketing. Didn't accomplish as much as I'd like, but I think it might end up being a good system until further notice.
Ymir Report #1 — Open startup
Trying to get back in the beat of things. I mixed coding and marketing this week, but I plan on trying to do a more regular coding/marketing cycle. We'll see how it works out in practice!