August 1, 2023
This month I'm feeling like a failure since I apparently can't force myself to do things I don't want to do. I keep putting off Google Ads after wading in and getting overwhelmed with the interface and keyword research and having to write ad copy, but I know that's what I should be doing. Or if not Google Ads, I should be working to get into the various app stores (Slack, GitHub, Atlassian) or writing SEO content.
July 1, 2023
Wow, we're already halfway through the year! I'm looking at my goals for 2023 and realizing I really need to step it up in Q3 and Q4 if I want to get anywhere close to my revenue goal, but at the same time, I'm hesitant to pour energy into bringing in more traffic when my activation numbers are still not great, so I'm not sure what my focus should be.
June 1, 2023
I have a bunch of ideas for getting more traffic and sign ups, but right now almost everyone who signs up just pokes around a bit and then leaves, so I want to work on getting those folks to stick around before I bother trying to get more sign ups.
May 1, 2023
The big theme this month was analysis paralysis. Should I work on Google Ads? Getting into the app stores for Slack, Atlassian, etc.? Launch on Product Hunt? There's a whole dependency tree of stuff I want to do before I launch on Product Hunt, so should I start on all of that first?
April 1, 2023
March was a bit of a mixed bag - the Teams integration didn't go as planned, but I had the most new signups in one month ever, and I built out integrations for GitLab, Asana, and Monday.
March 26, 2023
I've spent Q1 working mostly on features and integrations, and I'm happy with the progress I've made, but going into Q2 I really need to prioritize sales and marketing. The alternating marketing week/coding week thing isn't cutting it.
March 1, 2023
Dang, February flew by! I bit off some bigger tasks this month, so it really feels like I barely made any progress. Then again, I always wish I was going faster, so nothing new there.
February 1, 2023
It's been nice getting back into the swing of things after some time off around the holidays! As I talked about in my 2022 year in review, I'm trying to shake off my product tunnel vision and focus on marketing and sales in the new year.
January 18, 2023
As we enter 2023, I wanted to reflect on Teaminal's first year of business - what happened, what I learned from it, and what the numbers looked like. This helps force me to plan, keeps me honest about how things worked out, and maybe helps some readers improve their own businesses.
January 1, 2023
I'm still working on this, but I continue to try and improve onboarding. Namely I'm now showing the initial "welcome" messages as created by Teaminal instead of the user themselves, which was a bit janky.