Marc Köhlbrugge
Maker of WIP amongst other things.
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Maker of WIP amongst other things.

We have something like this already: https://wip.chat/@emerson/stats

I'm actually in the process of improving it as the current implementation is a bit rough around the edges.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Which version are you using? The one downloaded from GitHub or the Mac App Store version?

Maker of things

It's the Mac App Store version, Marc. Does that help?

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I haven't noticed that. I guess you're using Chrome? I'll need to test it a bit more.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Sometimes the motivation and flow only comes after you start. I find this the case for shipping as well.

If I don’t feel like working or notice myself procrastinating, then just shipping something small usually gets the ball rolling. The key is to keep it small. Something you can ship before your self discipline is depleted.

As you ship more and more you build more motivation and start to get into the flow.

Side note: if you’re not able to get into a good flow, maybe it’s just not a good time. It’s important to take care of ourselves mentally and physically. So try not to be too hard on yourself if you’re not feeling productive. Take a walk. Prepare some food. Blow off some steam. Of course keep it within reason (for me watching TV during work time is a no-no, but a walk or reading is fine).

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I gave you a few more 😁

Thanks for spreading the word 🙌

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Yeah I agree it should be faster. Not sure why it's this slow but will have a look.

Maker of things

One more thing regarding todo. I usually add todos in the "pending todos" page. It would be great if that page is updated when I'm done adding todo, so I could start prioritizing. Currently I have to refresh the page to see the added todo.

Hope that makes sense. 🙂

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I really enjoyed SideProject Book when it came out 8 years ago. There's a few dozen interviews with indie solo founders.

That said, I wouldn't recommend it buying it now. You can get the same type of content for free on Indie Hackers these days.

Getting Real by Basecamp was very insightful when it came out as well. It's even older (14 years!) but it's a free download and I think it aged well. So worth a look.

You might like Basecamp's other books as well.

Co-founder at PeopleWho.Build || No-Code Maker at Wadhwani Foundation

Thanks a lot, I will check it out :D

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Whoops! We fixed some of the z-index issues but apparently messed up this in the process. Will fix.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I wonder if a personal streak makes much sense though?

I think at that point product-specific streaks are more useful. So you can earn a streak for going to the gym regularly. But of course, having to do so daily would probably be too much for most people.

We could make those product-specific streaks customisable as they are more personal by definition anyway. You could just set your own goal (e.g. every other day). But then it's starting to sound quite convoluted.

Anyway. Adding a way to mark products as personal and not have them count towards the streak might get us most of the way there.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I just left a reply above. Not sure you got notified about it, so writing you this reply 😁