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Indie Hackers Interview


6 December 2016   |  

When Courtland from Indie Hackers posted on reddit to introduce his site, I was (like most people) impressed by both the quality of his interviews and the presentation of the site. So I was chuffed to bits when Courtland asked me to do an interview for the site.

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Dr Seuss, Douchebag.


18 November 2016   |  

Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss, wasn't all that wholesome.

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One benefit of having built websites for a long time is that I've had plenty of opportunities to get things wrong and to learn from those mistakes.

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After a few weeks of hectic work, late nights, design nightmares and chasing customer feedback, it gives me great pleasure to announce the first update to my portfolio - the all new Readability-Score.com!

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I'm a couple of months in, but I've not really put a plan in place for the rest of the year. I have goals, but no roadmap. Time to fix that.

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Earlier in the month I reviewed my portfolio of sites, and decided that one of the first changes I needed to make was an overhaul of Readability-Score.com. Here's the process I've been through so far.

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Cheatography is one of my oldest, and favourite websites. It has suffered from a lack of attention, and high hosting costs, and I've been hard at work fixing both of those problems.

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Just occasionally, I have an idea for a website, and my first step is usually to see if someone else has done it first. That's not always a showstopper, but sometimes someone does something so well, there's not much point in continuing with my own idea. Here are a few of those annoyingly well-done sites.

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I have a tendency to be disorganised sometimes, so a few months ago I started using a daily planner. I print one off every morning, and work out what I'm doing while I have my first coffee of the day. Grab yourself a free copy of the planner I use and see if it helps you too!

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Blog posts without images are OK, but images can add a wow factor, and with the rise of visual sharing services like Pinterest, a great image can make the difference between your post getting seen and vanishing into the crowd.

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