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Introduction and my plan for the week 09/06 - 09/10

Hi all!!
I'm new to indie hackers (and still trying to find my way here!) and this is the first group I join. I thought I'll quickly tell you who I am and why I'm here. I'm a tech product strategist and quit my job a few years ago to follow my dream of what freedom should look like. Right now I have 3 main things going on: teaching, consulting, and a newsletter. I'm a lecturer at a University here in Zurich CH where I live. This is one day a week and mainly because I enjoy tremendously teaching. For the consulting, I'm an advisor and mentor to companies that want to build high-impact products in the tech vertical (because that's my background) and the last one is my little bi-weekly newsletter with 74 subscribers which I'm super proud of. I feel like they are all friends of mine! :D I'm not building a startup or a product myself. But I decided to build my newsletter in public on Twitter because I find the whole movement very interesting and I think it is a great way to get feedback. I'm very happy I found this group where I can share and be kept accountable and at the same time learn from you all! Probably my updates are going to look different than yours.
My plan for the week:

  • I have two mentoring calls with two different startups that I need to prepare. Tons of documents to read. Fun fact: One call is tomorrow and one on Tuesday. I have the feeling that I might have put this on my todo list a little late :D
  • I'm evaluating whether I should join the #Tweet100 challenge. What I'm afraid of is the weekend. I find it really tough on the weekend to be on the laptop. Today is an exception since I decided to take a day off from family duties.
  • On Friday the next issue of TILT my newsletter comes out and in the past issue I announced a new format. I need to test if what I have in mind works and also want to add a feedback button at the end of the newsletter to get feedback directly from the readers.

That's all. My first post is a bit long but next will be much shorter :)

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    So great to see you here! I'm confident you will find this community extremely powerful and a great resource for your business!

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      Hi Leticia!!! So good to find a known face here. The next call will be on you teaching me out navigating the platform. Sometimes I'm not really sure what I'm doing ;)

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        This is the best community I’ve been part of. So resourceful and inspiring! Hope you find as useful as I do!

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    Hey @alessandra, glad to see you here, welcome! 🤩

    I'm evaluating whether I should join the #Tweet100 challenge. What I'm afraid of is the weekend. I find it really tough on the weekend to be on the laptop. Today is an exception since I decided to take a day off from family duties.

    Can you skip weekends and still continue the streak? There are no hard rules I guess :D

    So what's your plan for next week -- is it to get the next issue of TILT out?

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      I'm not sure. I think the rule is 100 tweets in a row? Need to check :)

      Yes, let's say that what I have for this week on the agenda is to come out with the next issue of TILT.
      Should I just focus on what I'm building in public for my updates here in this group?

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        I think we can post anything related to our indie hacking journey :)
        in fact, it's our group. Post whatever you think is good for us.

        that said, I would say let's keep in this format: "This Week, Next Week, Struggles"
        So that we are encouraged to keep goals for each weak and share our struggles too.

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      Also a quick tip: If you want, you can click on the "Feature" link next to this post (top left section along with Vote, Comment) to feature this post on your profile.

      It's like pinning our tweets on our Twitter profile :D

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        @onerinas one silly question coming from a super newbie on this platform. How do I vote for a post???? Thank you :)

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          There is a "Vote" on the top left if you are on the laptop. I'll send you a screenshot on twitter DM :)

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