Only an idiot developer would use a name from a fantasy series for a wedding product, says my mean alter-ego
I finally got the MVP out.
It’s got a few bugs and some of the styles are broken on mobile. But that’s why it’s an MVP.
Feels good to have shipped something that (mostly) works.
Goal Report Card
||Ship placecard MVP and get someone to use it
||Ship idea validation blog
||Talk to one or two brides
||New batch of possible projects
- MVP is out and people have used it, though mostly just my friends. Will work on changing that this week.
- Idea validation is my white whale. I’ve written 1,500 words already and I feel like it’s only half done. Might have to break it up.
- Didn’t talk to any brides this week but have setup some calls for the coming weeks.
- Am starting to gel around some new things to explore, and I’m optimistic that some are more viable than the first batch.
Week 7 time breakdown
27 hours on placecards, about 20 of which was on the MVP.
In total I’ve now spent almost two full work-weeks (74 hours) on placecards, and the MVP has been about half that,
or about twice what I originally estimated in the pitch post.
Here’s the complete breakdown of my time on placecards so far:
Looking at this zoomed out view it’s really apparent how much I’ve erred on the side of building rather than validating and talking to people,
a classic dev-as-entrepreneur trap that I knew about going in and still managed to fall into.
Those 8 hours of outreach probably felt as long as the 40 hours of building which is probably why I didn’t spend more time on it.
Another week, another cave. This one is Tartarus, also in the mountains around Muizenburg and Kalk bay.
Another great hike that makes a great and manageable extension to the Boomslang Cave route.
As you can see in the video above, it’s literally just a big hole on the side of the trail that opens up into a massive cavern.
We wandered in pretty deep until we got to a long narrow crevasse with a 3 meter drop that we agreed we could probably get down and back up…
but didn’t really want to.