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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... ✨
I had 5 followers here on Indiehackers.com.
I wanted to get more followers so more indie hackers could see what I was working on. However, even reaching 100 in a month sounded impossible.
So I wrote a post titled "Send me your landing page and I'll give you pointers"
(Shameless plug): you can check it out here ⬅
I was still new to the platform and just wanted to do something nice for a handful of indiehackers.
So throughout the night I replied with some feedback to a few indiehackers.
Again, didn't expect much. Just wanted to offer a helping hand.
I went to bed and woke up the next morning to this: 😨
My heart skipped a beat. what... is happening?
I saw how much people had requested feedback. 😱
So without hesitation, I answered all of them. After an hour or so, I was done. However, the word must've spread about my post because then I had a couple dozen more. 😐
By the end of the day (don't worry I was not there for hours at a time. I took breaks. I'm human.), it slowed down. That was nice. But what did I get out of it?
Yep. That's a lot. And that was only 3 days. It reached the all-time top list and stayed #2 or #3 for about 6 months.
Posting that changed my life as an indie hacker.
I recently had joined this community a few days before, so 0 people knew who I was.
Now at least some people show up when I post something new. 😆
But the thing is, stats don't matter.
Followers don't matter. Likes don't matter.
What matters is confidence. I gained lots of confidence after that post.
I did not know a little nobody like me on the platform could make something hit the top charts on the all-time indiehacker list.
This great feeling drove me to post more and more on IndieHackers.
So start the goal of posting often on IndieHackers.
You never know where it might take you.