(Before we start, here's a pop punk playlist to listen to while you read. I recommend shuffling.) "Goblin's law: anything that can be made whimsical should be made whimsical" Have you noticed that nice websites are all kinda starting to look the same? I call it the "bootstrapification of the
Hi friend! It's been a minute since I updated everyone. I hope you're doing great. I'm SO GLAD that the weather is cooling down. I'm so excited about fall--I'm unapologetically doing pumpkin spice face masks and drinking spiced cider teas over here. I tweaked my neck last week and couldn't
Hi friends! I can't believe it's only been 8 days since the MVP went live for Founding Goblins. I've felt lots of things since then: panic, joy, appreciation, overwhelm, happiness, and everything in between. There are a handful of people that have been using the app daily since it went
Idea of a Tech Startup I hate startup gatekeeping--you don't have to raise a ton of money, go to a famous incubator, or have a million employees to call your company a tech startup. You just have to make tech that changes the way things are done. Gates open, come
* October 1, 2022 - October header/footer & beta release of Zapier integration * September 30, 2022 - Community-centric profiles pilot * September 27, 2022 - Simplify registration/onboarding process & fix nickname bug * September 21, 2022 - Reset password and confirm email address emails * September 20, 2022 - Links to view old mission
Hi friends! Things have been picking up a lot since my last update. Here's the nitty gritty for those curious about the numbers. Build In Public Update 8/12/229/2/22Growth in 21 DaysNotes2022 goal$1k/month in monthly recurring revenueTRACTIONPaid waitlist sign ups:1949158% increaseNewsletter sign ups:8211135%
Deeply respect anyone that shares their opinions with the world either via blogs/newsletters, podcasts, tiktok, twitter, etc. Takes a lot of vulnerability and is a ton of work. — Nichole Wischoff (@NWischoff) August 21, 2022 Creating something and sharing it with others terrifies me. Whether it's a short story, a
Build in Public Update (8.12.22) I committed to getting the MVP of my app Goblin live this month for my Founding Goblins (info here). 8/12/22Notes2022 goal$1k/month in monthly recurring revenueTRACTIONPaid waitlist sign ups:19Newsletter sign ups:82Twitter followers:791Created my Twitter at the end
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Follow the journey as Molly Retter builds the Goblin app in public via Twitter, Flow Club, and this blog. Twitter September 2022 Updates Request for help 🙏: I'm planning to do a tiny preseed round this year. Rn I'm working on a pitch memo and building relationships with investors. I would
What I Was Hoping To Learn * How to be an accountability partner on those annoying life admin tasks that we don't want to do (e.g. renew passport, fill out 401k rollover form, etc) * How to help people be more productive in a positive way * What kinds of different issues/
North Star ✨Make your life easier and more joyful. Why? * To do lists can be a drag and often don’t address important things in your life like maintaining friendships, making progress on personal goals, and doing things that spark joy * You shouldn’t feel guilty when you play video
Goblin Task: let's be kind to ourselves (pls respond 🙏) 1 message Molly Retter
Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 2:10 PMTo: Molly Retter
Hello my Experimental Goblins 👋,
TLDR: please respond to this email and let me know:1) how your task is going2) whether you think you'll finish by EOD
✨ Goblin's North Star ✨ Help you figure out how to be happier in life and work. OafTech I jokingly call myself "Artisanal Oaf" which is some sort of amalgamation of real life stuff: * I'm tattooed and kinda a hipster * Starbucks sells something called "Artisan Tart" which is a fancy poptart which
"As soon as I discovered that marketing was what I wanted to do, I decided to skip college."
BS Mission Statements Say "mission statement" to a group of tech people and you'll hear a lot of sighs. Does it make you think of corporate buzzwords and executives that talk the talk but don't walk the walk? Regardless of what you call it, it's vital for a new startup
You decide to go on a trip in June. You are filled with motivation and momentum for the trip. You write up a todo list. At the very top you write "Renew passport ASAP".
regular-style burnout You've heard the term burnout. You know when you're burned out. Maybe there's a big deadline or otherwise major pressure on your shoulders. You're working late hours, your self-care routines fall by the wayside, and you stop doing your hobbies. You make coffee in the morning before your
Have you heard the phrase "future of work"? The future of work is @flowdotclub sessions where we remind each other to be gentle on days where things come with a little more friction, and to not forget to eat — Ricky Yean (@rickyyean) June 16, 2022 People often picture robots working
Four years ago today, the doors to our horror-themed nanobrewery were finally open to the public. Old books, houseplants, and art adorned the walls. Grandma-style furniture and vintage light fixtures filled the space. Upbeat indie music and chatter drifted through the air. We had curated everything down to the depth