One embarrassingly small commit at a time
Been crazy busy, with Black Friday coming up.
Because of that, the development of Lists Kit had stalled. It’s not progressing as fast as I want. By right it should be in beta phase now. But I’m not ready. There’s still a bunch of features to add:
- Coloured border filter buttons
- CTA centered section
- Image left text right section
- Image right text left section
- Static testimonial section
- Form section (using Formspark/Formspree)
- AND filters
- SaaS dark theme
- Job board theme
But one helpful thing that I’ve been doing—alongside @drodol with his DfE project—was to commit to making at least one commit a day to our code in Github. Just one. It doesn’t have to be a huge feature commit. It can even be minor copywriting changes. Change the font size for a header. Switch the color of a button. It can be a small tweak.
Just one embarrassingly small commit at a time.
Because the showing up really makes a difference.
Sometimes a small tweak leads to 2-3 more commits. Just showing up can bring on more progress, incidentally.
Sometimes making one change here made me discover a bug there, elsewhere on the site. Or gives me new ideas.
And even though progress is incremental, being able to see small changes on a daily basis is great for motivation! It feels great to see your product slowly morphing into what you envision it to be.
Non-zero days is how you can fill up a lake with pebbles.
I would remove the “embarrassingly small” part. One commit at a time. That’s it. Even if it’s small one, 1 > 0.
Haha yeah it’s self-deprecative but I kinda like how it authentically reflect my feelings of insecurity/anxiety about it.
Good that you’ve identified that :)