March 28, 2020

So it happened... I am on HN main page...


...and I did not even submit my project myself!

This morning, after relative success on r/learnmath, I posted my website on r/math, probably the biggest subreddit on mathematics.

And it kind of blew up.

Somebody posted my website on hacker news and I have seen Real Not Complex being top nr 3 there for a brief second.

I am both extremely happy and extremely stressed. I kept checking my heroku server over and over again, scared that my app would crash lol.

I got amazing feedback on r/math, some people started following my Twitter.

I am also seeing some smaller traffic from other sources now. Facebook, Twitter, HN, IH, Reddit, some mail accounts lol.

It's a crazy day. Truly a crazy day.

  1. 1

    Congrats, sounds exciting! Can I ask how many visitors did HN bring to your app?

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      It's kind of hard to tell.

      That day I had 6000+ people on the website.

      Majority of them were from HN, but there was also a good chunk from r/math. I would say 4000-5000 people from HN.

      1. 1

        impressive numbers, thanks :)

  2. 1

    Hi and congratulations!
    Can I ask why you're using Heroku and not something like Webflow or Squarespace?
    PS Keep us posted on your success!

    1. 1

      Thank you!

      It's a combination of:

      • I know heroku and I don't know neither webflow or squarespace
      • static list is just a MVP, I have multitude of ideas how to grow it, much of which involve writing custom backend and logic
      1. 1

        Really interesting!
        I'd love to hear some more.
        If you'd like to chat about it, I'm doing free 30-min consults now, feel free to book one.

  3. 1

    Congratulations mate

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  4. 1

    Nice work! Way to get something out there in mvp fashion. Congrats on the feedback you're getting and the interest it's generated!

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  5. 1

    Nice! It wasn't me who submitted (I asked you about it the other day)

    1. 1

      Haha, I know. :D

  6. 1

    Congratz mate

    1. 1


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