Day 27 of 30 Days of Starting Up
I am building my product – a brand design app – in public and sharing my progress daily in my newsletter. If you enjoy the content, please consider subscribing to my newsletter!
Yesterday, I shared that we are applying to y combinator accelerator.
Initially, I hesitated and was going to wait to see if we get into the interview round. There should be at least a small win, allowing me to share learnings from the perspective of a successful applicant, I thought.
The humiliation of being rejected outright in public scares me. However, in reality, there isn’t anyone who is going to laugh at me. People often say social media is a filtered, beautified version of life that causes people insecurity. “Why is everyone so happy except me?”
If I share only the wins, not the failure, I create a filtered version of our startup journey that could discourage other founders. Creating insecurity is not what building in public is about. I want to tell people that:
Please check out our founder introduction video on the top. Let me know how we can improve the intro video! We haven’t submitted our application yet; there is still time to make changes. Otherwise, good luck to us!