Hey fellow indiehackers! 👋
Some of you probably know who Andrew Wilkinson is.
Last Wednesday, I noticed his fresh tweet (to be honest, I have notifications turned on 😉) and replied with a link to our Dribbble.
No expectations, just a casual share since I thought he might find it useful.
Then it all started. For someone who has never really killed it on Twitter and most of the time screams into the void, that was huge for me.
Likes, follows, replies - a couple of hours of constant dopamine hits.
After 15 hours:
92 new followers to my personal twitter account
51 new followers to Altalogy twitter account
53 new followers to Altalogy Dribbble account
11 project inquiries (4 my twitter DM, 1 Altalogy twitter DM, 1 Dribbble DM, email 4, Linkedin 1
Total one week later:
101 new followers to my personal twitter account
58 new followers to Altalogy twitter account
64 new followers to Altalogy Dribbble account
17 project inquiries (5 my twitter DM, 1 Altalogy twitter DM, 3 Dribbble DM, email 7, Linkedin 1
Also, tweet analytics.
What's interesting to me is that almost 1/3 of people who visited my profile hit follow (345 profile clicks -> 101). That's of course approximate since some people may came to my profile from other sources.
The other thing is Altalogy account follows - that's surprising to me since the account has not been referenced in the tweet and looked mostly abandoned. We rarely share anything and had around 50 followers back then.
I think the thumbnail showed a shot that matched what Andrew was looking for - typography, color, branding. That wasn't my intention, though. It was just the last shot uploaded.
I was quick. When I posted my reply, there was only two of them and mine was the one with any visual aspects to it. It was also less than a minute after Andrew sent his tweet.
Andrew replied he loved it - best social proof ever. When I talked to people who decided to get in touch, most of them mentioned that that was exactly what triggered them to reach out.
It didn't feel as much of a self-promo. I just recommended to check it out, no begging for contact, etc. That goes a long way IMO.
That is flashy stuff. One-off spike. It helps a lot to have these every now and then as it keeps you motivated and provides new opportunities.
But this is not a sustainable way to grow.
Focus on repeatable actions and tactics. Almost no product/service took off on a single PH launch or viral tweet.
Thanks for reading thus far, your feedback/questions are more than welcome! 😉
Oh, and this is the tweet