By bhumi1102 2 months ago・21 comments

Experimenting with using this post + comments to document my daily updates/decisions/questions. So here we go!
Day 1:
did: wrote copy for the launch/preorder/marketing page for the ebook, in a word doc
next: write the introduction to the book, that explains how to read/who it's for/why I wrote it, etc.
tomorrow: transfer the marketing copy to an actual webpage and share it for feedback, with this group!

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Day 20 (tuesday):
did: making changes/tweaks based on testing of pre-order page. started in sharing more
next: write introduction chapter, and include the sample pdf to include the intro

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Day 19 (monday):
did: testing pre-order page. started sharing
next: proofread all chapters, clean up tables.

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Day 16, 17 (saturday, sunday):
break

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Day 15 (friday):
did: formatted/ported the last 3 chapter, all 16 chapters done, about 70 pages in pdf.
next: proofread all chapters, clean up tables.
Tomorrow: really start sharing this pre-order page more publicly https://connectthedots.dev/.

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Day 15 (thursday):
did: formatted/ported more chapters 13 out of 16 good.
next: port/format last 3 chapters.
Tomorrow: start sharing the pre-order more publicly (still haven't done that, stalling on that a bit).

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Day 12 (monday):
did: Sent sample chapter to couple of early subscribers at https://connectthedots.dev/
next: port/format and proofread 4 (out of 16) chapters.
Tomorrow: start sharing the pre-order more publicly.

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Woohoo! πŸ™Œ The whole project is really taking shape!

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Yes! It's coming along, thanks @marie_dm :) My goal is have the book ready by next week and then spent all of last week sharing/marketing it.

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Day 14 (wednesday):
did: formatted/ported more chapters 10 out of 16!
next: port/format rest of chapters.
Tomorrow: start sharing the pre-order more publicly (still haven't done that, stalling on that a bit).

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Day 13 (tuesday):
did: decided on tools for the ebook with support for code block, syntax highlighing, images, tables and all that.
ported 2 chapters
next: port/format and proofread 4 more chapters.
Tomorrow: start sharing the pre-order more publicly.

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Day 9/10 (sat/sun): break

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Day 9 (friday):
did: tweaks to pre-order page. Sample chapter ready to email
next: start sharing the pre-order more publicly
Tomorrow: start sharing the pre-order more publiclypage.

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Day 8 (thursday):
did: Polished the sample chapter (decided on API). Incorporated feedback from @tamara on the pre-order page (more to go). Sent out the pre-order page for more feedback.
next: draw a new illustration for the API chapter and then make the pdf.
Tomorrow: incorporate more feedback and start sharing the pre-order page.

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Day 7 (wednesday):
did: other work.
next: Make pdf of sample chapter (Binary Number System). Update page with any feedback.
Tomorrow: import all my chapters into some tools and experiment with different formats

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Day 6 (tuesday):
did: pre-order page for the ebook is done v1 https://connectthedotsbook.carrd.co/
next: Make pdf of sample chapter (Binary Number System). Update page with any feedback.
Tomorrow: import all my chapters into some tools and experiment with different formats

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Day 5 (monday):
did: pre-order page very close to done. just need to connect stripe and mailchimp
next: finish up and share the pre-order page with this group!
tomorrow: Make pdf of sample chapter (Binary Number System). Update any feedback into pre-order page.

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Day 4 (sunday):
rest day :)

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Day 3 (saturday):
did: still working on the pre-order page, simplifying.
next: finish and share the pre-order page with this group!
tomorrow: Polish sample chapter (on APIs or Binary Number System?). Make a pdf to share as an opt-in reward thing.

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Day 2:
did: wrote draft introduction, table of contents, organized the topics. Created 'wireframe' for pre-order page and made some decision on price
next: finish and share the pre-order page with this group!
tomorrow: Polish sample chapter (on APIs or Binary Number System?). Make a pdf to share as an opt-in reward thing.

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