Building in Public November 22, 2020

I finally joined Twitter to try out this "building in public"

Huszko Jozsef @Multy_dev

I'm from Europe, Hungary, and Twitter is not so popular here.
I sometimes use facebook, instagram, linkedin, but I've never had an account on twitter.

For a few weeks now I've been thinking about to try to build something in public.
Few things that held me back:

  • I have really bad procrastination problems
  • I am not an expert in marketing, community building, web developing; sometimes even my english seems broken
  • what if I make a fool of myself

And I also worried about what if I just get bored of posting?
As you can see, I worry a lot LOL, but I figured I should just roll with it, create a twitter, post a few times a day/week, maybe create a blog/portfolio later.

Also, in the next year (2021) I'm planning to start a "12 startups in 12 months" challenge, because after reading from the people who have done that, I am impressed and I would like to try that out.

This 1.5 months left of 2020 will be a good practice for me to try out twitter, posting stuff, and preparing for the 12 startups in 12 months challenge.

My "0. startup" (which is a warmup for the next year) is thankfulsite.com, which I "launched" (only the beta) few weeks ago here, but it is garbage at the moment and I didn't upgraded the website, but I will try to improve it (better design, maybe try out stripe, improve the UX etc) in the upcoming weeks (I give myself 2 weeks), and I will share the progress in Twitter (and maybe here).

Anyways, this is my twitter if anyone interested:
https://twitter.com/JHuszko

I don't have any posts yet, and my english is not perfect, but if you want, you can follow me.

  1. 3

    Nice site! what tech stack did you use, and how long have you been developing?

    I'll keep an eye out for your 12 in 12.

    Followed on Twitter :) - @ldunne_

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      Thankss! :D I followed you too after seeing this nice tweet:
      "Companies that don’t allow their employees to work on side-projects/gigs are toxic"

      I used Laravel (with Blade templates), the pictures/graphics are from a really nice designer who let me use their images from Pixabay. :)
      The overall development took like 2-3 weeks because I didn't really have much time to work on it, now I am reworking/redesigning the whole website and I gave myself 2 weeks, I should launch the new version around dec 5.

  2. 3

    Are you working full-time in this or are you also working as an employee? Just be careful when posting publicly on Twitter, especially if you have a day job. Your boss or your officemates might expose you once your performance at work dwindles. Have a balance of your side project and full-time job. It's much safer to post here in IH IMHO.

    What I said above is if you're not using a moniker and using your real name on Twitter. Use your product/company's Twitter handle and that should do the trick but your audience won't exactly know who that real person is.

    1. 2

      Really nice and helpful advice.

      To answer: no I don't work full time on any of my side-projects, I have a normal day job.
      I try not to overwork, in weekdays I usually work on my side projects only for 2-4 hours, but of course always after the work. I separate these 2 things, I don't even use the same laptops.

      But I see what you mean, and it's a good advice! Thank you. :D

  3. 2

    The redesign looks nice.

    I'm ayewo_ on Twitter and just followed you as #32 😊.

  4. 2

    Nice! I also just opened my Twitter account for the exact same reasons: going to give building in public a go.

    I'm also starting the 12 Startups in a Month challenge! Great to connect with others doing it as well :) Although my situation is slightly different, I don't have a technical background and will be starting with mostly No Code tools.

    P.S - I tried following you on Twitter but apparently I reached my daily maximum of accounts to follow. Went a bit crazy earlier today lol. I've left the tab opened and I'll follow later. My account is @alejandrovbeta1

    1. 1

      Really cool.
      I followed you because I'm interested to see how your challenge goes! :)
      Good luck to you!

  5. 2

    I'm curious since I still hear many entrepreneurs and tech people using Twitter, but I hear about it much less when it comes to normal social media use. Is the startup community presence still growing on Twitter?

    1. 2

      So far Twitter looks like a great place. My goal is to follow mostly entrepreneurs, indie hackers, and business related people/accounts.
      All I can say after using it for a few hours that it's nice scrolling through the feed and seeing mostly interesting people doing/thinking interesting things.

  6. 2

    Good luck!

    Just release my first site: threadok.com! If you make some Twitter thread hope to see it on threadok.com :)

      1. 1

        Yeah, I know TheReaderApp.

    1. 1

      Thank you!

      Nice job with the website, looks nice and clean.
      I bookmarked it. :)

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        Thanks! :) See you on Twitter or threadok.com

  7. 2

    Hey wonderful thankful site .. Just followed you btw

    1. 1

      Thank you Salehin!
      Spookey also looks nice, good luck! :D

  8. 2

    I am trying out the build in public thing too. With basically no followers it feels like I am tweeting into the void. I'll try and keep it up though and hopefully someone benefits from it. Gave you a follow to see how your journey goes.

    My Twitter - https://twitter.com/tylerthelacy

    1. 2

      hey tyler - followed! (@ldunne_)

    2. 1

      Thank you!
      I'm sure people will come to you. :)
      At least I followed you, haha :D

  9. 2

    Thankful site is adorable! I'm on a similar journey of building in public. At the very least, it keeps me accountable and motivated. Best of luck on your journey!

    1. 1

      Thank you!! :D
      Yes exactly, accountability and motivation were two of the main reasons I started this. :)

  10. 2

    It’s a fun new trend to build in public and you’re just on time - in a few months it may get oversaturated which will limit the exposure.

    Good luck, remember to share often, that’s how twitter works 💪

    1. 1

      Yes that's true, I started seeing more and more people joining this challenge, you're right that this probably will be oversaturated somehow, and I kinda like that fact.

  11. 2

    What made you decide to do it in public? Nothing against it just curious. My site: https://questionscount.com/ it only took a day so I couldn't so it in public 😊

    1. 1

      I figured that maybe it will make me more productive somehow because even if only a few people follow my journey, I will feel the urge to complete the goals I set for myself. We will see! :D

      I actually came across this site today, nice that you only needed 1 day to do this including development, hosting and launching!
      What are you planning to do with this data btw?

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        Give it to whoever asks. Currently the vote totals are returned in the JSON but the API is hardcoded to 10 and not a parameter.

  12. 2

    I make a fool of myself every day, is not a big deal, just go for it.

    Will follow you now.

    M8ne is Twitter.com/Mike_andreuzza I am currently building Wicked Templates in public. ..

    Btw, I love Hungarian food, it's amazing.

    1. 2

      Thank you for the kind words. Your site looks awesome, I especially like the look of the pricing section. :D

      I also like the food here, thanks in the name of my country. :)

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        You welcome...!

        thank you man!

  13. 2

    I am your second follower. :D

    Looking forward to start the same journey too after reading tinyprojects.dev blog. But too busy with my kid.

    Anyway, good luck Huszko

    1. 1

      Thank you!
      Good luck to you too Harith! Insighttribe looks promising btw.

  14. 2

    I am your first follower 😇

    1. 1

      Wowww, thank you! :D

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