Upscaling it

Notes on week 919

With these weeknotes I publicly track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.

Last week I thought hard about how to take the reading app ideas from my own Geometry Girl app novel / prototype to something bigger. Upscaling it from a personal art project to a potential business, really.

I talked to Alexander Klöpping about this, who was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule. He had some interesting observations that I’ll run with. Embarrassingly, my TestFlight prototype build expired on the exact day I talked to Alexander, which I discovered during our conversation. So I couldn’t actually show the damn thing.

After this I met up with my old podcast buddy Menno Schellekens, which was enlightening. He caught me off-guard with the notion that perhaps I don’t need a full-time partner for this business, at least not straight away, but someone who helps out with specific tasks for a limited amount of time. About halfway through our discussion he started talking about “us”.

For the rest of the week I tried to figure out how this would work precisely, what the actual tasks are, and whether Menno would be the right person to take these on. I think he just might be!

What else? I…

Average step count per day: 8.646
Average staircase count per day: 10
Average sleep per night: 6:53
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