"Hustle Culture vs. Chill Work"
No hustling here either. Chill work for the win.
One great book I can recommend on the topic of effective marketing is "This Is Marketing" by the legendary Seth Godin.
It's not a guarantee for success but finding a marketing co-founder can help make a difference for your project.
Second best day ever for @plausible with 3 hours to go! 🥳
Lots of site owners introduced to the idea that Google Analytics may not be the best tool. Many now aware that there are privacy-first alternatives.
All in all, good day at the office! Time to relax 😴
These are my favorite emails 🥰
Published a new study: 58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics
Ended up being a good day. 48k people read the post and a lot of them clicked around to the different apps and other Linux resources I linked to.
Good way to wake up! My "switched from macOS to Linux" post is trending on Hacker News. Hope it gets some people to consider the switch too.
Live stats are here https://plausible.io/markosaric.com
Impressive work by noyb and Max Schrems! They're making a difference in how those GDPR banners are presented! 👏
"After sending a written warning and a “draft complaint” to more than 500 companies, 42% of all violations were remedied within 30 days"
But what if you're struggling to write?
Write more. Publish more. Don't worry about quality. Don't try to write the greatest post ever. Focus on topics you have a lot to say about. Focus on topics you have a lot of experience with. Read more.
As we're onboarding our first team member, it's a good time to look at how we dealt with customer support for 4k subscribers, 1k monthly trials and a growing open source community before looking for help
How did we get there? All organic, no external help, no link building.
Reached out to a few big sites last year without big results. Focused on content since.
Publishing best posts that we can and luckily many people like/share/link to those posts. Here's what ahrefs says.
Escaping the adtech machine and making the web a bit more human friendly
Co-Founder Plausible Analytics, simple and privacy focused web analytics
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