Yesterday I launched Tweet Jobs on Hacker News and got to the front page for 12 hours! Overall it resulted in 22,000+ pageviews and almost 160 followers on twitter. Here are some lessons I learned:
If your website got down on HN launch then suddenly update website with a message popup that there is something wrong and we are fixing it. Mean while follow on twitter or etc to get updates.
I did same when my APIs crashed. So, I add message with my twitter link and people was queries to know the updates.
Before going live on HN update your free server to paid. So, if you got famous then your reputation will be good.
Yess!!! 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!