Well, 1 month ago and earlier this week, I shared 2 tweets that got great engagement, way more than I expected to receive. The title from this last one?
I spent 10 months building before selling
“abcd is now following you!” “Wxyz is now following you!” “Xyz liked your tweet” “abc liked your tweet”
Should I celebrate? I wrote something important! I was happy at first with new followers coming. At the same time, It worries me that my own problems might be problems of so many others.
Do people still have the “build and they will come” mindset?
I’ve also seen dozens or even hundreds of cases here. People build and expect users. Then, they don’t come and the project is abandoned. Initial excitement is over.
I’ve received quite a few messages asking if I could suggest how to launch, how to promote, how to attract users. But most of them had either already built a product or had the solution in mind, but without talking to anyone.
As this friendly community, the best I’ve been part of, how could we help and amplify the awareness of building-first, to reduce this frustration from those people?