Alright, 1 month in! I’m writing this retrospectively from month 2 since I only came up with the idea then.
So what did I do again?
I basically spent the entire month developing my first app - Icing Addict. Check it out here.
I remember I set goals with my mom to release a mini-version every week. That worked well to keep me motivated.
I was also able to test the app with family and friends to get good feedback before launch.
I definitely worked a lot this month given the lockdown situation here. It’s been fun but should take it more slowly.
I listened to a LOT of Indie Hacker podcasts.
I got into a routine where I would listen to it whilst cooking breakfast, playing some Call of Duty, and showering.
I listen at 2x speed for got through like 2 a day. Very inspirational 👌
I also read a number of system design papers in the same vein as Google’s MapReduce. I can’t remember which others unfortunately.
I got into cooking and discovered how delicious pumpkin and carrot pancakes are!
I had always been a wantrepreneur but never took the plunge before this project. Because of that, this month was a great learning experience in all things business.
Just by starting this project I ended up consuming a lot of businessy related content.
Listening to the Indie Hacker podcast was great because it’s really focuses on me as a niche - developers who want to start businesses.
I don’t remember the specifics, but I think my mindset changed from this:
Some of these I’ve definitely taken to heart in my second month.
This month was all about starting so I have nothing to show for it.
I supposed I was also nervous to post before I had built something. This definitely changed in month #2.
I’m just happy I finally started! I’m keen for a productive year and ready to learn a lot.