Carl here. You signed up to receive updates about Ymir, the WordPress serverless DevOps platform that I’m building.
So small milestone this week, Ymir hit 20 subscribers! It took about a year to get to this point. I wish I'd hit faster, but I'm growing, and I'm grateful for that!
Overall, this was a really productive cycle. I had a lot of energy and wasn't feeling too worn out. I got a lot done on the product side as well as marketing side, which isn't always the case.
We'll discuss that in the sections below.
You can always view the history of Ymir's product development at https://ymirapp.com/changelog.
This cycle I continued to work on the Ymir CLI. I implemented a lot of the left over quality of life changes. I added some new commands to export and import databases. I also added some other commands.
I think this will wrap up my focus on the Ymir CLI for now. I think this cycle will be more the runtime and plugin. But we'll see how it goes!
The main focus for the marketing week was videos. I hadn't tried making a video since I upgraded to an M1 MBP. And wow is it fast!
Holyshit, I'm exporting a video for the first time on my M1 Mac. A 7 min video used to take like 45 min. Now, it takes 2 minutes lol pic.twitter.com/p0HpcgEPnj
January 31st 2022
I went from having to spend 2h with an unusable computer to recording and having the video uploaded in less than 30 min. This makes it much more appealing to make videos. And this week, I did three:
- Database export and import commands
- Change environment domain command
- Thoughts on two week product/marketing cycle
I think I'll start recording a lot of the commands and just various programming things. I got a lot of good comments from doing the videos. And, like I said, it's painless to do them now.
I also started working on the next article. I'm aiming to publish it next marketing week.
You can always view Ymir's up-to-date business metrics at ymirapp.com/open. They're updated every 10 minutes.
As I said, I hit 20 subscribers! Yay! Currently, I have one active trial. Pretty that one will convert so we should hit 21 subscribers next cycle.
I've had some more inbound interest. So maybe we get a new trial from that soon? We'll see.
Outside of that, the next milestone will be 1k MRR. I don't expect to hit it before April. And that's if nothing goes wrong lol