A very soft launch
quite the case study
Mark's Absinthe GraphQL tutorial series is started and people are retweeting it! Justin has LAUNCHED the bootcamp! Mark's new blog post is at #2 on HN! Things are moving!
Justin's been looking at how Nugget users go through the educational content, and how many continue from each step to the next. He's been getting positive feedback, but it's always a challenge to optimize a lesson and decrease dropoff at each step.
Microconf is going to be remote this year, which means Mark will actually be able to attend it finally!
Today's Topics include:
- Soft-launching Nugget Bootcamp
- Blog posts on HN
- Watching users go through educational content
- Credibility and case studies
- Adam Wathan's weight loss
- Intermittent fasting
- Slider (Justin's Roblox game)
- Mark's dislike of buying videos
- My best SEO tactic so far (on HN)
- Laravel Spark
- Jumpstart Rails
- Adam Wathan's weight loss
- Octalysis Gamification Framework
- Nugget Academy
- Phoenix Igniter
- Microconf Remote
Mark's goals for next time
- 3 days of fasting
- 2 videos for Alchemist Camp
- 1 commit to Phoenix Igniter
Justin's goals for next time
- "Possibly" get testimonial videos for Nugget
- Do a Nugget Mastermind
- 1 day of fasting
Video version at https://youtu.be/unIQKk-nKGM
Comment at https://reactor.am/podcasts/27
On Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reactor/id1500109358
Recorded on 2020-08-12Back
Y'all mention a HN post (I assume that means Y Combinator Hacker News), but there's no link in the post description.
Have listened to the last few of podcasts on YouTube while working, and appreciate the updates on your personal goals and products. Unfortunately, when I've finished the podcast, I'm on to something else, so forget to make comments or ask questions.
@Justin: You mentioned a Slack for Nugget, I'm considering installing Slack, and the Nugget site mentions a Slack Community, but I can't find a reference for channel anywhere on the Nugget site (tried while logged in and logged out). Maybe since I don't have Slack installed, maybe it's something you can find easily if you have it.
Suggestion: An about page for the podcast that includes your names, as the notes for this post, and even going back to the first posted podcast simply refer to Mark, no last name that I can find. Also, consider links to your blogs, and various projects, even if it's a link out to an existing page link Justin's https://nugget.one/jv , and maybe show your Twitter, Hacker News, and other media media handles in case folks want to connect further than just on Reactor.am
@Danilo: Thanks. That's useful feedback and it's totally my bad forgetting to link up my HN submission. I totally agree with you on the about page. Justin wants the feed on the main page, but maybe if other listeners have the same feedback we can change his mind on the point!
I generally leave my last name off of all of my sites when possible, don't use Facebook and even shut down my LinkedIn account a while back. It's my mostly futile quest to have slightly more privacy relative to the online presence of my work. Here are some profiles though:
Always enjoy the podcast. Thanks for doing it.
I wanted to add a comment to say wow! to Mark's weightlifting numbers. Going to a gym for the first time in a while and squating 405lbs for 10 reps is impressive.
Also, I'll add my vote for intro music. The podcasts are six weeks behind so maybe it has already been included, but if not, here's another vote to do it.
@Shawn: Well, if you weigh 280, just skipping a step on the stairs is a bit like squatting 560! I was expecting the squat numbers to go up, but was pleasantly surprised to see upper-body strength also increase as I gained weight.
Thanks for the comment! You'll be hearing the intro music very soon.
@Danilo thanks for your comments aa always :) The link to join Nugget slack is nugget.one/slack when you are logged in.
@Shawn - Intro will start being added in the next show!