August 14, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

Rupert Tait @Rupert_Tait

Yesterday we launched Lightified on Hacker News and got to the front page! Overall it resulted in 6,000 pageviews and almost 100 new signups. Here are three lessons I learned:

  1. Refine your website before launching. There were several typos and errors on my site that I could've fixed beforehand if I'd asked a few friends for their opinions.
  2. Submit multiple times if you have to. This was my third time submitting attempt in two weeks. The first two didn't make it to the front page, but this one did.
  3. Don't pay attention to the haters. There will always be some negative commenters. Ignore them, try not to take it personally, and focus on the positive.

I'm excited for what comes next!

Today's Top Milestones
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  • Landing Page Ready for Feedback!
    Threw together a new landing page to start gathering users for the beta of Lightfront! See it here: https://getlightfront.com If you have are building
  • Mattermost notifications
    Beside already existing channels Email, Slack, Telegram, Discord, Hangouts Chat, Microsoft Team, and custom Webhooks, we have added a support to send
  • Mattermost notifications
    Beside already existing channels Email, Slack, Telegram, Discord, Hangouts Chat, Microsoft Team, and custom Webhooks, we have added a support to send