So Friday night... just decided to skip worrying about creating a fancy, polished, well edited product demo video and simply record my screen and post. One of those f*ck-it moments.
Put this on Reddit under r/SideProject.
157 video views. 15 product signups. 23 comments. 52 upvotes. 10 personal DMs. 5 or 6 one-on-one demo sessions booked and overwhelmingly great feedback.
Fully appreciate that this is all vanity metrics, but after lurking in the digital shadows for so long and questioning whether our product was "good enough" to share yet, it was great to get community feedback and encouragement.
Lesson - throw something out there. Absorb the feedback. Engage. Build. Regroup. Carry on.
You might just surprise yourself.