Side project weekend: Week 3 updates

jasonleow  •  15 Apr 2023   •    

Updates on side project weekend: Pretty happy with the progress so far. So much so that I’m surprised why I didn’t do it sooner.

I decided to start setting aside my time on weekend mornings for side projects in end March. Felt great starting it the following week, getting re-acquainted with VS Code and Nuxt.js all over again.

And since then, I’ve shipped 2 big text editing features for Lifelog. Getting those feature requests off the roadmap always feels great. The best part - not letting Lifeloggers down.

Personally, feeling progress on all these side projects after so long of ignoring them is a great relief. Easing some of that cognitive pressure of the projects nagging away at me felt cathartic.

Thinking back, it’s silly why I didn’t think of starting this sooner. I know the power of 1% compounding, and compounding a little bit even if every week not every day is still compounding. Shipping 1 feature a week means I would have shipped 52 features in 1 year! That’s not unsubstantial.

What I didn’t expect: Jumping out of bed on weekends, more so than weekdays! How weird. And surprising.

I guess I have a hobby now?


Dangerously close to my dream of having an editing menu that makes the changes in real time…

therealbrandonwilson  •  15 Apr 2023, 5:49 pm

Yep that’s in the plan! 😅

jasonleow  •  16 Apr 2023, 5:06 am