All the small updates add up quickly! Bug fixes, enhancements and tiny features – they're not very exciting to share, but they're really important.
I've added 3 pages worth of updates (22 posts), backdated from what I'd previously shared on Letter's Twitter. It's nice to look back on, but here are some of the benefits I found of having a dedicated place to publish release notes:
One of the my favourites: a place to publish fixes and boring stuff that won't excite blog readers.
For example, this update [https://letter.olvy.co/44742f22-116a-4c84-bda9-31bdf343eee9](Letter 0.1: Fixes and Improvements) is a list of small fixes. They can't really be announced individually as exciting features, but collectively can make a new 'version' of the app.
Another useful thing is you can gage the reactions to product updates. I haven't seen any comments yet, but in Olvy they also have 'Reactions', so I can see some helpful stats:
From the outside, it can look like you've made no improvements - no new features and no news! Also, sometimes it can feel like you've achieved nothing, yet done a lot of work. So the release notes can help celebrate small wins and share fixes in a digestible format.
That's all - for anyone else that uses release notes, this all is probably obvious..but I'd never used them before 😅