I didn't have any high expectations on PH launch, honestly, but I could not find a spot in the trending section that did hurt me. Not even in the bottom three 🤪.
I submitted dealspodium.com, where the creators themselves posted Black Friday deals and were ready to answer what they should receive. The whole idea was cooked in the last 6-7 days, and yesterday, I reached out to a hunter, and he was enough to do it today. The original plan was Friday, but since a storm has hit my city, I didn't want to take up any chances.
12:03 PST - My post got hunted.
I did read through their guidelines and definitely didn't want to push for upvotes. This being a timely side-project, I just sat back and watched.
I emailed 10 people about the launch and tweeted about the same—no other push from my end.
After an hour, I obtained around 6 upvotes - 7 comments, the ones that I emailed. But I still couldn't find myself a spot in the trending section. Not even in the bottom. Should I have not emailed those 10 people?
Yes, I was disappointed now. I didn't have any high expectations on PH launch, honestly, but I could not find a spot in the trending section that did hurt me. Not even in the bottom three 🤪.
Visitors from PH till now: 16
I did it all in a hurry. There was no planning. ( I didn't have the time either)
I didn't create a huge list of people I could email after the launch; I left it too organic.
End of the day, I should say to myself - "Find another way this time, and get better at the game next time."
It can't always rise and shine. Things go wrong; expectations don't match, disappointments come along. The courage to learn and move on is what matters. [ I guess ]
I am grateful to Sharath, who hunted the site on such short notice and that six upvotes!
My Product Hunt post link - https://www.producthunt.com/posts/deals-podium