This week felt very “normal”—in that my time and effort distributions were pretty similar to past weeks, and I didn’t have any major milestones or events to hallmark it. It was a good week, just a nondescript one.
I wonder if these types of week will become quite common as I establish more of a rhythm, and I wonder if that would be a bad thing for my own long term growth and development.
Or maybe stability is good?
Feels like a problem for future me.
Place Card Stats
Numbers stayed pretty consistent from last week with 27 sales and $56 in revenue—the latter a new weekly record.
The holiday season—and in particular Thanksgiving in the US—is when the highest search volume for place cards happen each year.
Because of this I’ve spent a bit of time adding seasonal/holiday designs and they’ve been selling pretty well! We’ll see whether the sales numbers go back down once the holidays are over, or whether I’ve reached a “new normal”.
On a side note—I expect to hit 100,000 place cards made today or tomorrow! That number is quite fun, despite it being an obvious vanity metric.
Goal Report Card
Bit of a mixed bag this week. Also a shorter list as my “committed” work for others has been a bit higher than usual.
|#||Project / Area||Goal||Grade|
|1||Place cards||Holiday card designs, traction effort, product effort||A|
|2||Writing||Revised draft of part 2 of “the long road”||C|
|3||Generate Revenue||Continue pushing / working on freelancing engagements||A|
|4||Dimagi||Make real progress on priority stuff||B+|
- Added a bunch more seasonal designs, did some high level planning/roadmapping for the next few months, implemented some more small feature requests that came in.
- Attempted to work on the blog, but struggled to stay motivated/focused. Hope to power through this week.
- All good. A bit busy.
- Participated in Dimagi’s tech team hackathon and made what is (hopefully) a useful new report. Next step is to work with the product team to get it release-ready.
Looking good again this week with 30 hours for others and 17 hours for myself (not counting physical/mental health and day-to-day life stuff).
The Dimagi time also made a huge transition into more proactive and non-overhead work which is great. Hoping that trend can continue.
Had my best overall day of surfing again this week on Sunday. Reminded me of this blog I wrote.
Also took in some nice sunsets.