One of the gripes I see about the #BuildingInPublic movement on Twitter is that people focus too much on success and nobody talks about failures. Being the person I am, I often like to go against the grain and decided to not only talk about the successes, but also the failures of building Primcloud in the public.
Last month I talked about how under estimating the work needed to launch and how it is hurting us. You can read that here: https://twitter.com/joshmanders/status/1372214491082002432
Today I talked about the failures of trying to secure an angel investment to allow my co-founder and I to go full time and focus on growing the company. You can read that here: https://twitter.com/joshmanders/status/1379101879796436998
From now on, I will be posting these updates primarily here on Indie Hackers, and sharing them on Twitter to cut down on the number of Twitter threads created.
Today we've officially hit 200 users signed up for our public beta launch!
We've been slowly building up a great community of people enthusiastic about the platform and cheering us on, and all because of you we're able to hit this milestone!
Here's to our next milestone of public beta launch: coming soon!
Today is January 1st, 2021.
It is a new day, new month and new year.
It is also the day I step out of my comfort zone and take a step I haven't taken before.
Today is private beta launch of Primcloud, despite being nowhere near where I want it to be before letting people in.
The first phase of rolling out Primcloud was today. We've opened up the platform to allow anyone to register and wait to have access dripped to them.
We're starting with a handful of beta users and will allow access to those who signed up over time.
On Friday Sept 11th, Praveen Perera accepted my offer to join Primcloud as co-founder.
Praveen was instrumental in helping me understand Kubernetes and made it possible for me to even begin working on Primcloud, so having him join as co-founder was a no brainer for me.
Following in the footsteps of Sam Selikoff, I decided to start a "work journal" and decided to start sending out a weekly status update on Primcloud and the progress of it instead of the traditional collect emails and then don't send anything until beta is ready.
Today I sent out the first status update. You can subscribe too at https://primcloud.com
After a whirlwind reception far beyond what I expected when I publicly announced Primcloud on Twitter Saturday night, the website received over 500 visits and 100 subscribers on the newsletter.
Today, I would like to introduce the world to what I am pouring my heart and soul into. This is 5+ years of thoughts and desires coming together into an actual product.
I am going up against Heroku.
Do less, code more.