Thoughts

keni  •  21 Jul 2021

@jasonleow… Here are a few questions and thoughts with regard to lifelog:

  1. What is the difference in privileges for a paying and non-paying member?
  2. Is there a premium version?
  3. What are the needs of the most consistent writers?
  4. Does someone have to be a member to read a post? Medium for instance allows you to read a certain amount of posts before requiring payment. Just like most online newspapers.
  5. Has the product been advertised on Product Hunt? That’s where I first saw 200WaD.
  6. Could you do a featured writer/post that has a lot of engagement and share that on Twitter and FB to get traction?
  7. Since the goal of the site is to help people with their goals, could we have some type of a dashboard or visual representation of the most popular goals? It may help people understand what others are up to and be in the goals mindset.
  8. Is there a way for people with shared goals to interact with each other or share their tips and tricks with others. Maybe things like book recommendations? Sharing insights of things that worked?
  9. I usually come here to write, but if I felt like this is where I come to be encouraged about my goals, learn how to get better at achieving it and get a chance to share my achievements, that would attract many people like me to stick around. Some type of an accountability buddy/group.

These are just some thoughts after reading what you were going for. I hope that these help in gearing towards achieving them.

Comments

@keni thanks for your questions and ideas! Definitely helpful, am bookmarking this like the other post. Will attempt to answer some:

  1. What is the difference in privileges for a paying and non-paying member?
    No difference actually. Everyone who join now are paying members actually. The non-paying ones are those who joined super early.

  2. Is there a premium version? Nope.

  3. What are the needs of the most consistent writers?
    A place to write and publish daily at the minimum. Track streaks/goals for most. Write and think. Many of the other needs are in the roadmap.

  4. Does someone have to be a member to read a post? Medium for instance allows you to read a certain amount of posts before requiring payment. Just like most online newspapers.
    Nope, the posts are completely public. A paywall to read premium posts sounds like an interesting idea, but not sure if that’s why most of us write here…?

  5. Has the product been advertised on Product Hunt? That’s where I first saw 200WaD.
    Nope, not yet. I do want to eventually launch Lifelog on Product Hunt, but not yet. I used to launch everything on PH, but not sure about that playbook anymore. I do want to find some sustainable distribution channels first. PH feels more one-off.

  6. Could you do a featured writer/post that has a lot of engagement and share that on Twitter and FB to get traction?
    Yes! Had done that a few times! Should do it more.

  7. Since the goal of the site is to help people with their goals, could we have some type of a dashboard or visual representation of the most popular goals? It may help people understand what others are up to and be in the goals mindset.
    There’s a sidebar on the home page called Featured Goals. Are you talking about something like that?

  8. Is there a way for people with shared goals to interact with each other or share their tips and tricks with others. Maybe things like book recommendations? Sharing insights of things that worked?
    Oh yeah great idea! Some version of this is on the roadmap. Having broad categories for goals that we can tag for each goal, and those doing similar goals in the same category can find each other’s posts easily (eg “Reach $5k MRR” goal tagged under “Indie hacking” and someone else’s “Launch product in 1 month” tagged under the same can be collated under the same “Indie hacking” feed.

  9. I usually come here to write, but if I felt like this is where I come to be encouraged about my goals, learn how to get better at achieving it and get a chance to share my achievements, that would attract many people like me to stick around. Some type of an accountability buddy/group.
    I asked others about this feature before, it sounds tricky to do. Not technically for coding, but in spirit. There’s a lot of trust that’s required between accountability buddies. Would you trust someone you don’t really know to root for you and help you (rather than put you down)? That’s one concern I hear… If we had some accountability system on Lifelog, how would you imagine that to look like?

jasonleow  •  22 Jul 2021, 1:19 am

Thank you for the detailed response to each question.
You seem to be on a good roll. Things should pick up soon.

For # 7 - It is a random list but I was thinking about featuring something like the top 3 common goals. I think the idea you had for #8 should make doing #7 easier. I would love to read other people who are working on their health for instance. Or ways to get recurring revenue. One there is a way to have the most popular tags, then share the top 3 tags and maybe along with people who are working on it.

I often go to FB when I want to talk to people who have the same health issues I do. I find it very comforting to see others who have the same issues or goals and learn from each other. I am recommending something similar with goal sharing.

I hear you with the #9 trust issue. That is the main problem with any relationship. Maybe a merger of accountability buddy and mentor/mentee type of thing. It isn’t clear to me just yet.
Let’s brainstorm this idea some more.

keni  •  22 Jul 2021, 5:56 pm

@keni Ah true re: being able to read popular goal tags. I like that idea! I do that for Facebook/Telegram groups for sure. Niche interests and goals sounds like a great way to seed more conversations and cross learning.

Thanks so much! Yes let’s keep brainstorming as we go.

jasonleow  •  23 Jul 2021, 2:51 am