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Ymir Report #32 β€” Image CDN phase #2 complete

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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

Nothing too special with this cycle. As the title suggests, I finished the next phase of the image CDN feature. I also did marketing for it.

The next month is going to be touch and go. I'm going to Portugal for WordCamp Europe. (Come say hi if you're going!) But I'm also going to take some time off around it.

I think it'll do me good. While I'm not burning out, I've been working on Ymir pretty much every day since the year started. Just hoping I can disconnect πŸ˜…


PRODUCT

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

Kept working on the image CDN. I wrapped up the second phase of the feature which was to have the Ymir plugin use the image CDN to generate image subsizes. This automatically turns on if you have CloudFront configured to do image processing.

I'm very happy with how the feature is coming along. I think it's pretty insane value and so do customers.

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Rest of the product cycle was spent fixing a pretty nasty bug around SSL certificate generation.


MARKETING

Finished my 3,000 word content marketing article:

​How to build an image optimizing CDN with CloudFront >>​

It didn't do too well on Facebook and Reddit. I'm a bit disappointed because I thought it was great. But that's how niche content marketing goes sometimes. You think it's a cool topic, but that's not what others think πŸ˜…

Another cool marketing milestone was that someone besides myself created a YouTube video on Ymir!

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Someone other than myself made a first @YmirApp serverless video! Thanks @mi_ke_dev 😍 youtube.com/watch?v=6NdNHf…
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I was really pumped to see that. Hopefully, other people feel like doing that!


BUSINESS

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

Business is still pretty slow. Not sure if it's the overall economic environment. Summer is coming too now so I assume it'll be slow for the next few months.

Still not getting many trials. I have one going right now. One person cancelled and another is cancelling next month.

So subscriber count might start going down if I don't get anyone new next month. 😬

Carl