Growth October 18, 2020

I unexpectedly made it to the front page of Hacker News

Zeeshan M @codezed

@Utsav and I curate Hacker News content every day and post it as a digest to our readers on WhatsApp (which you can subscribe to here: http://bit.ly/hnwadigest)

Today I opened HackerNews to curate some content and to my surprise,
My own post was on the front page of hacker news

HN #27

This was funny to me cause I did not consider my link to be useful enough to make it to the front page

The link was about using Google Drive as a free backup service for your database and static storage
The project can be found here: https://github.com/negati-ve/docker-rclone-google-drive-cron-backup

Why am I sharing this on IH?
Cause I posted the link on HN after reading @Caspii's IH post about how he deleted his production database by mistake

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    Do you think you ended up on the front page because your idea is interesting and helpful intrinsically, or because you posted it at the right time as a sort of response to the popular production database deletion thread?

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      I think it was a mix of helpful and timing

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      haha I thought it was pure timing but my github project now has over 50 stars and a few forks. that means people did find the idea interesting and helpful

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    Congrats! This should be a healthy indicator that you are on track. Mind sharing if HN crowd turned into paying customers? Would be interesting to see the conversion rate - but don't feel obligated.

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      This was an open source docker image

      No conversion was expected :)

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