Ymir Report #11 — Taking it easy

published19 days ago
1 min read

Heya friend!

Carl here. You signed up to receive updates about Ymir, the WordPress serverless DevOps platform that I’m building.


INTRO

This was another weird cycle. I tweeted about it. I decided to take things a bit easier and not pressure myself as much.

I'm starting to think I might need a bit of time off. Realistically, I have trouble disconnecting unless I travel somewhere. And that's complicated with COVID.

So we'll see how things keep going.


PRODUCT

You can always view the history of Ymir's product development at https://ymirapp.com/changelog.

I started the product week feeling very overwhelmed by everything. I wanted to start working on a big feature I really want to exist. But as I scoped it out, it just outgrew my current mental capacity to handle it. So I've tabled it for now.

Instead, I shifted my focus to something smaller and more manageable. I should have it wrapped up next cycle. Pretty excited about it :D

I also did a lot of small polish changes that I'd had built up over the last 6 months. This is going to be my plan for the next month or so. I'll try to just polish what I've already built.

This is why I think I'll work on the actual backend admin next. I haven't touched it since last year and it's definitely languished. This also seems like a good candidate to work on considering my mental state.


MARKETING

Marketing went quite well actually. I wrote some more compatibility guides:

I also did quite a few videos. One was an overview of creating a project with WP-CLI.

I'm always creating and deleting projects. It's so easy and simple. I wanted to demonstrate it by just recording myself doing it. I plan on doing more videos like this one just showing off different aspects of Ymir.

I also did two Q&A videos:

Finally, I updated my article estimating the cost of hosting a small blog with Ymir. I've done some cost saving changes since I first wrote it. So I went through it using last month's bill and redid the cost calulations. Comes down to about $0.70 per 1000 visits now.


BUSINESS

You can always view Ymir's up-to-date business metrics at ymirapp.com/open. They're updated every 10 minutes.

I'm up to 12 customers. No cancellations so far. So it's looking good for continued growth this month :)

Carl


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