For those who don't know what the ramp of death is, here's an amazing talk by Gail Goodman on the long slow SaaS ramp of death
But in a nutshell, this illustrates how I'm feeling right now - image via Baremetrics:
The last 4 months have been really awesome. Launched a ton of new features, brought on many new customers, and I'm almost about to hit $3k MRR.
But just in the last week I've noticed things slow down. Traffic is down, new subscribers are down... it all seems a bit quiet.
Partly this is because I have neglected the marketing side a bit for the past 2-3 weeks. And partly this is also one of those situations where if you zoom out, you'll see that it's just part of a natural ebb and flow of activity over the long term (what the right-hand panel of the illustration depicts).
But man, does it feel crappy.
Just sharing with you folks since I'm sure others will know how I feel. This indiehacker life is an emotional rollercoaster!