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Landing page redesign

I’ve pulled down the old landing page, which was quite ugly to be honest.

I made it as quickly as I could and planned to constantly iterate and update it, but in the end didn’t do anything with it.

This time I started from a design, and I think I’ve got some stronger branding which all makes for a more professional website.

The thing I’m struggling with now is the messaging. Trying to describe These Days in a few lines, without having anything tangible yet, and without sounding too corporate is hard.

Maybe this is a sign that I don’t really have a strong enough value proposition? I think I’ll define the set of features I need to build for the MVP and rethink how I communicate this to potential users.

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Reigniting an abandoned project – starting small

Last year I started building a website for people to share progress updates on their projects.

I started working on it because I had a few ideas on the go, but I was having a hard time keeping up momentum and progress felt slow. I thought if I could post small updates somewhere public it’d help me to keep moving forward, and also be a good way to tell people about what I was up to for when I launch something etc.

The project fizzled out. The problem was that I had to build a complete product before I could start using it myself. And I just wanted to get something going without any friction.

I also did my usual trick of thinking up loads of fancy features and convincing myself they needed to be included, which means loads more work and put me even further behind from the start.

Instead I just need to keep things simple, which is what made me start this blog. It took less than an hour to set up using WordPress and I’m just using categories to group projects together.

I’ll be posting updates as I work on various things, and any new ideas I come up with and see how it goes.

Keep it simple, stupid 👍🏼