December 15, 2019

500+ GitHub stars

Cris Stringfellow @cris798

I posted to HN (twice, second time got banned), got on the front page twice, and collected about 350 stars through both those, plus answered a lot of questions.

I thought about what I really wanted to do with this and iterated on my marketing copy to convey the right message. Over the next 2 - 3 weeks more people kept discovering it on GitHub organically and starring it.

Today's Top Milestones
  • Accidentally erased user data for the first time.
    I did this. I deleted a user website. Permanently and irreversibly. It was published and accessible for visitors from the Internet and I killed it. Th
  • Improved Website Speed
    Indie Hackers should be much faster nowadays… at least for some of you! In the past week, the PageSpeed Insights score for our homepage on mobile jump
  • Our First Donation: $49.89 To Black Lives Matter
    This week we paid our first-ever hate gift donation: $49.89 to Black Lives Matter, via the Black Lives Matter Support Fund at Tides Foundation. Why T
  • Got featured on Starter Story this week
    It was a great experience to be interviewed by @patwalls on how we validated the idea behind Draftss.com, the trial & errors on the road to automating
  • We are on Product Hunt today with free ebook
    Hey there fellow Hackers, Recently we've moved to HubSpot, and I've been integration almost all of our data points with HubSpot. Because we've been gr
  • Our beta is live!
    It has been an exciting journey that has involved a lot of long nights, but we have officially launched the beta version of Accordably. The brief sens
  • Reached 400+ original logo designs
    Today we've added around 20 logos dedicated to education startups. This means we have officially reached more than 400 original designs to choose from
  • Hit 100k unique visitors! 🎉
    followchain.org just hit 100,000 total unique visitors! The vast majority of the traffic is driven by 100+ blog posts. Here is the site's acquisition
  • Product Hunt Re-Launch
    The bulk of the details for the new launch are in the last milestone update. But, today, I'm pretty excited to be RE launching an entirely new version
  • Launched the Sailscasts Blog
    Sailscasts is meant to equip JavaScript developers with real-world server-side JavaScript skills. Since Sailscasts will be debuting on March 17th, 202