The Indie Hackers Podcast February 28, 2020

Striking the Right Balance as an Indie Hacker with Sergio Mattei of Makerlog

Episode #151

Sergio Mattei (@matteing) might be the most energetic founder I've had on the podcast. After discovering the world of online maker communities, he built his own from scratch—Makerlog—and grew it into something special through his passion for sharing and celebrating others' achievements. In this episode, Sergio and I discuss the importance of finding balance in all things as a founder: gathering insights from users vs your personal vision; seeking feedback from the market vs chasing validation from other makers; and getting things done on a consistent basis without letting productivity hacks and hustle culture overshadow the people and things you love outside of your business.

Show Notes

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    Hi folks - it's me, Sergio!

    Remember to check out Makerlog and follow me on Twitter!.

    Feel free to ask any questions here.

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      I just listen to the podcast, love the interview dude!
      Makerlog is very productive, on day to day basis

      ALSO THANKS FOR MENTIONING ME IN DA PODCAST!!!
      LISTEN TO 8:50 onwards 👍🤟💌🔉

      Is amazing to see a young student & entrepreneur build a platform for makers.
      I love this social network for makers community.
      Social media is addictive, makerlog is definitely addictive to me!
      It changes my life. Thank you for making this.
      I really like how you care so much about the maker community.

      THANK YOU FOR MAKING MAKERLOG!!!!
      CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE!!!!

      https://maker.to/fajarsiddiq

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      Congrats Sergio on the IH Podcast debut! It was definitely very inspiring to listen to your journey. I really the idea you shared on Streak 3.0, hacking it to allow people to rest without breaking their streaks. That's genius. Keep up the awesome work :)

      P/s: Does the podcast interview you made on IH, without a video call?