October 7, 2019

Weekly Round Up: Sep 29 - Oct 5

Allison Seboldt @allison

Kicked off the Fantasy Congress alpha on Monday and took the rest of the week off(ish). It was a mad dash to tie up loose ends in time to start on Monday (I spent three days fighting with Django's CSRF settings, grrr). Throughout the week I still had to help trouble shoot issues and send out emails soliciting for feedback, but I didn't do any work on the site itself. I've received lots of responses from alpha participants about how excited they are for Fantasy Congress. And the feedback they are giving is very constructive. Most of all, some of the team names they've come up with are pretty hilarious. Taking a short break and watching people enjoy what I've created has refreshed my energy and I'm ready to jump back into it this week.

Today's Top Milestones
  • 1000 YouTube subscribers!
    I started my channel last week and made my first video. I promoted it on my Twitter page, to my newsletter, Reddit, and good ol' Indie Hackers, and en
  • Got my first paying customer!
    Today one of my first trial customers for SharePoint Server Recovery converted to paid. It felt amazing! Just 99 more of these and I'll be exactly whe
  • Finished MVP
    It took 11 weeks and a lot a helpless fights but finally there's something that can solve a big issue. I coded the whole thing in React / Node.js and
  • Open metrics June
    June was the first month running Phoenix Down. It has been an emotional rollercoaster and I want to share some numbers: 💰 Revenue numbers - Made $8 i
  • Browser(dev-tool) Extensions support!
    Responsively App v0.5.0 is now live and here are the updates: - Installation and use of dev-tools category browser extensions are now supported. Now d
  • Front page of hacker news!
    Yesterday my jq tutorial made the front page of hacker news! It was fabulous to see how many people I helped. I thought my edge would be writing innov
  • A Simple Administrative Dashboard
    ![](https://john.do/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/car-dashboard-scaled.jpg) Naturally we're going to need an administrative dashboard for our customers s
  • We raised $3,000!
    Shoutout to Gumroad CEO, Sahil Lavingia for donating $1,000 to my platform. I have successfully raised a bit over $3,000 ($2915 on GoFundMe and $165 v
  • 200 Followers on Twitter
    Slow and steady growth, with some jumps whenever we host an event (couple times a month) or upload a recording. Our last meetup, which was a Q&A aroun
  • Landing Page Revamp
    Based on the excellent feedback I've been receiving here on Indie Hackers (https://www.indiehackers.com/post/latest-landing-page-revamp-thanks-to-your