Now, this might come off too hard, unfortunately it's just how I really feel. I hope to make sure this story is short and straight to the point.
While we all strive to build something valuable, I honestly feel we owe it to ourselves to truly support eachother. We all curse the large corporations for issue like privacy, data breach etc but when smaller companies try to genuinely create a better alternative, only very few people show support for such products. Why??
Myself and 2 other close friends created a file transfer app and launched few weeks ago, we reached out to a few tech bloggers and it's amazing how everyone wants to swindle you just to get a shout-out from them even when they have tested your product and seen that it's truly solid. Yet, they give free publicity to products by these big corporations. Why??
Now, alot of people will see this as being insensitive, I really don't care actually. Like I said earlier, it's just how I feel. We posted a story about how and why we launched MiDrive Transfer (https://transfer.midrive.io) as well as our earliest challenges on Hacker News few days ago and we slightly got just a few responses. I logged into Hacker News today and saw that Dropbox Transfer (https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/about) is trending on page 1..lol. How will you feel if you created a better alternative to a product and didn't get any good responses and then an exact same product created by a bigger corporation is posted and in 1hr, the whole internet community is talking about it?
I really don't intend to piss anyone off with this post, some might see me as being a little emotional...lol, well, it's just what it is. I don't expect anyone to respond to this post as usual and I don't expect this to be a trending topic. But if you have read my post to this point, I only ask that when next you see a product that catches your interest, show some love by supporting such ventures. If you are a writer or blogger and the product seems like something you can talk about, vet it and if you think it's good enough, share with your audience.
If you are a top gun on Product Hunt, indiehacker and all the other amazing communities and you see a product worth sharing, please show some love. You never can tell if your single input is the catalyst a product needs as a foundation to be the next big thing.
Compliments of the season