Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Connection Between Viral Events, Traffic, and Sales

Achievement Unlocked!

Achievement Unlocked!

I shared publicly that one of my previous blog posts “went viral,” as they say, when it hit the Front Page of Hacker News.

Consequently, this small indie developer blog saw the biggest traffic day of all time and broke every traffic record to boot. Needless to say, it’s going to be really difficult to beat.

Take a look at how the traffic makes all of the other days seem pretty insignificant, at least from a visual perspective:

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Simple Reporting

simple-reporting

I was asked how I manage to keep the “business” side of things running more than a handful of times since yesterday’s “2014 Year in Review” post and I just wanted to share with you the honest truth: I use pen and paper.

My very simple model for budgeting requires a very simple model of management. Sure, I could use a ton of off-the-shelf web services but most of them are gross overkills for what I currently need. And my notebook is always handy and present and I can keep things moving forward every so simply.

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