August 1, 2020

27 Days Wasted - What I Learned


I learned that I was trying to do too many things at once. Initially, I started melbado with the idea of bringing early adopters and startups together (similar to product hunt, but with a future focus on relationships between companies and startups).

Then I started to add more tools like a feedback widget. Huge mistake. I quickly learned that this was too much. Not for the engineering part, but for the marketing part. You need a value proposition that your target group can understand in 3 seconds. The backend may be complex, but the frontend must be simple.

This prompted me to undo the work of the last 27 days. I removed my feedback widget (at least for now), and I also removed all unnecessary features and made the platform as lean as possible. I have returned to the original vision of connecting startups with early adopters.

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