Kickstarter: Day 3

I started my first campaign on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. So far I have 3 backers, one of them is my wife, the second is a friend and previous co-worker and the third one someone I don’t know. This post is about the changes and updates I’ve made to my still unsuccessful kickstarter campaign a few days after I started it. If you want to read about the launch click here.

A few days after the launch of my first kickstarter campaign and after realizing this campaign wasn’t going to have hundreds of backers in the first few days as I first imagined, I decided to keep spamming people sharing the kickstarter campaign. Social media and direct emails didn’t do as well as I first expected. So naive of me. The next thing on my list to get the word out about this campaign was to write and share an excerpt of the book The Undocumented Engineer, which is what my kickstarter campaign is about.  Continue reading “Kickstarter: Day 3”

Kickstarter: Day 1

After thinking about writing a book for a while I finally pulled the trigger and launched a kickstarter campaign. I wrote a description, created the ugly book cover shown below using Gimp, and uploaded a video created using a notebook and a black permanent marker. I spent a lot of hours researching what a kickstarter campaign should look like. Read multiple blogs describing how to successfully launch a campaign, how to get featured on kickstarter, and even examined some of the successful kickstarter campaigns to learn how they did it. Continue reading “Kickstarter: Day 1”

Two books every month

A new year is here and everyone is making resolutions, sharing their new year’s challenges, hopes, etc. I would like to share with you one of the new challenges I am setting up for myself. I love to read and have read a large variety of books. However, I have also bought quite a few books that I haven’t read yet. The excuse is always the same, lack of time and “better” things to do with my time.

Different - Escaping the competitive herd

This year I am challenging myself with the task (and enjoyment) of reading two books per month. I cannot reflect the amount of excitement I have about this here, but trust me, I am really looking forward to this challenge. I have already started my first book for this month, it is titled “Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd” by Youngme Moon which I had the pleasure to meet and attend her talk at one of the Business of Software events in Boston a few years back.

I will be sharing my reading list and comments on the different books I read in this blog, please feel free to share what books you are reading, book recommendations are welcome!

Happy New Year!