I launched an open beta version for Idea Bakery on the 16th of June 2021. Here's how it went.
- 5 sign-ups. Most of them were from the Visualise Value community.
- On my launch post, there were 881 impressions & 46 engagements. Thanks to anyone who retweeted.
- There were 24 sessions initiated and 104 tweet ideas created.
Some reflections on the launch
I remember being quite nervous about launching. I guess that's the price you pay for putting yourself on the hook.
I used to work in a food startup here in Sri Lanka. I remember pushing the second version of it to live and seeing orders come through. It was intense. Launching Idea Bakery had a similar sentiment attached to it. Both excitement & nervousness.
Tweeting has an outsized impact on personal growth. Just sharing what you know and believe in creates a blanket of luck and serendipity to work its magic for you.
I feel this is true because I was sharing how I was building Idea Bakery publicly. And my friend @itsmikegee reached out to support us—both financially & by providing the API key for one of the key features inside Idea Bakery (the prompter).
The people we're trying to help progress with Idea Bakery know this too. They've probably witnessed a similar version of this story for themselves. They just have trouble consistently creating different perspectives about what they care about. And finding what resonates with their people.
The version that's currently launched has the foundational building blocks for what's to come. I'm a big fan of smaller launches rather than one big launch. With Idea Bakery out there, I love the part that's to come: iteration and making it better.
Thanks for reading, as always.