Last weekend I was part of a no-code hackathon (On Deck's Global Build Weekend) and our team created an MVP virtual coworking app for remote workers using Bubble. We got into the finals and I set up a Product Hunt launch while I was in the middle of all that hackathon hype.
Come the Monday after working 30 hours over 2 days and being completely exhausted, we decided to postpone the launch until we had some time to recharge and review. I postponed the launch to the next week because Product Hunt doesn't have a pause button and I didn't want to delete everything I had written and set up.
Then I completely forgot about it... until I got a notification this evening congratulating us for launching on Product Hunt. 🙀
We had no launch plan or thoughts on how to promote it, but to be honest, I'm kinda relieved. It was actually also my first Product Hunt launch. There's so much expectation around Product Hunt launches that it's very possible that we might never have done it.
Now I'm glad we've got what we made out in the world (even if it was by complete accident!). It's definitely on the minimum side of MVP but we built it to address a need that we felt for more social connection to help our mood and help us be more productive while working from home and I'm really proud of what we were able to accomplish in such a short time.
It's a good reminder to stop overthinking things and just launch!
Here's the Product Hunt post if you'd like to check out Watercoolr (that's what we're calling it): https://www.producthunt.com/posts/watercoolr - I would love to get your feedback!