I am curious what direction you are taking IH, @csallen.
Now that you have additional hands on the IH team helping you out, I'm really curious what you work on and how you want IH to evolve. I was sad when, after the acquisition by Stripe, IH became more closed off. I liked it better when we knew how you were doing (both IH and you personally), how IH was growing, and what you were working on.
I love lurking in this community, but comment engagement seems to have more or less disappeared. It's rare to see a post with more than a handful of comments. It makes me sad, to be honest. Lurking is no longer that interesting. I find myself going to other communities to get my fix. So many posts here are self-promotion, bad advice, no substance, no discussions, boring.
I was originally excited about the acquisition, because I took it to mean that IH would be filled with more engaged, experienced business owners. But it seems like the opposite to me, and it is unfortunate.
Is the decrease in comment engagement in my head, or have the recent changes not worked out as well as you thought they would?
Do you still have a passion for IH?
What do you work on day to day?
I think I'm concerned and confused. I'm a solo founder that has "made it" and works on my business full-time, and I don't feel like I belong here anymore.
I don't understand why IH is changing so much.
Indie Hacker's recent Twitter posts are filled with emojis and memes and shallow advice and it makes me think of Product Hunt and the young Maker community there. I feel isolated because I don't fit in at PH. I used to fit in here at IH, but recently, I don't feel that way anymore.
Maybe I am the one who changed. Maybe I'm too old. I'm not sure. But I'm not the only one who feels this way. I have other friends who are Indie Hackers and they share my thoughts. We're all confused about what IH is trying to be.
This got ranty, I'm sorry. I'll go back to lurking now.