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Ymir Report #21 — Off the wagon

published8 months ago
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Heya friend!

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


INTRO

This is going to be a different report than usual. The reality is that I'm completely off the two week cycle wagon at the moment. I'm struggling to balance consulting engagements (to pay my bills), professional services (paid migrations), product development and marketing.

The good news is the migration is largely done. It's been a really useful experience to help prioritize things and find rough spots to smooth out. But it adds to how overwhelmed I'm feeling because I can't find time to work on anything.

And it's not going to get better in the short term because I have another paid migration scheduled for next month. I'd already agreed to this one previously, but I don't know if I'll take on any more after that. I have to think about it more.

It's good for the product. It's good onboarding. But they take so much time. Migrations are a lot of work whether it's to Ymir or any managed WordPress hosting platform.

The next cycle should be back to normal. I should be able to work on the product a bit. I also want to make sure I do some marketing. If it ends up that I have to prioritize product or marketing, I'll always have to pick marketing because it's more important at this stage of the journey.


BUSINESS

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

It's looking like we're out of the stalled growth period. I have two new trials right now so that's good. One should convert for sure. The other person is trying it out.

Carl