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Jan 03, 2019 13:07:46

Launch Feelings

by @basilesamel PATRON | 369 words | 385🔥 | 433💌

Basile Samel

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When you create, it is your duty to put it out there for the world to see.

Painters, movie makers, programmers, writers, sculptors... all creators have to go through a launch day at some point. I want to describe how it feels with my own words.

It's a bag of mixed feelings. Light comes with darkness.

A launch takes an extended period of time to prepare. During this phase you build up apprehension: will my readers/spectators/users like it? It's both exciting and frightening.

Launching is like giving birth. You wonder if your baby is going to be ok. You wonder what the future holds for him or her out there. But the baby MUST come out. It's the only way for life to flourish. Sustainable growth is the only way forward.

Similarly, you will never be ready for launch. It will still hurt, no matter how much you prepare yourself. Set aside your inner perfectionist and buckle up, it's time to launch.

On an opening day, your excitement is balanced with fear. Just acknowledge the road traveled so far. Do not expect much. You did it for you. For a vision, you believe in.

Then come the haters. You will have to face them. Listen to them. Don't shut yourself down. It's hard not to take things personally. Strive to process things objectively, with charm. Sometimes it feels overwhelming. In these moments I just lie down, relax, maybe take a nap, eat a snack and drink a cup of coffee. Works every time. Haters are a good thing. They show you ways to improve. The world would be boring without them, so learn to love them.

Then come the lovers. They give you life. They remind you of your purpose. Thank them. Find ways to give some of their love back.

Then come the copycats. All artist steal. All creative processes originate from a theft. Keep your eyes on the road ahead and don't mind them. Believe in yourself and in what you can offer.

Lastly, don't focus too much on launches. Launches come and go. It won't matter in a few months time. Always keep your eyes on the road, and be glad you can drive.

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    @basilesamel Suggestion: Can you change the typeface of writing? I am not sure I'm the weird one who thinks better when the pen is better pointed or when the font is flawless to type...

    nottelling avatar nottelling | Jan 06, 2019 02:49:49
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      @nottelling adding custom typeface is a feature on the roadmap :) I don't know when it will be out but I will make sure to tell you

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 06, 2019 09:54:55
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    @basilesamel - thought we haven't met in person yet, I have enjoyed interacting with you and your ability to respond ( to requests and feedback ) -- will set you aside from other competitors and give you a unique slice of the pie. There are plenty of us typers out here. Hopefully you can help some of us become writers.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jan 03, 2019 18:30:06
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      @brianball Thanks Brian :) Always great to know you have my back

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 03, 2019 18:33:06
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    @basilesamel - Awww... This piece was written for me directly. I just launched my product based on fear on Indiegogo and the highs were awesome but the lows - ohh the lows. You captured the emotional roller coaster perfectly.
    What keeps me going is when I take the time to reflect on how far I have come and that I am still daring to do what scares me. And MUSIC. Music can help with the lows.

    But keep on keeping on.. You are on a strong streak of writing daily and I hope to follow suit.
    Thanks for the feedback on my 1st post.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 03, 2019 18:03:08
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      @keni You're welcome :) Thanks for taking the time to write this

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 03, 2019 18:29:28
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    @basilesamel Rest assured we love it... we're energised by it and more importantly we can see the potential in it, and indeed in ourselves as a result of it. Bravo mate, and thanks.

    Rob Masefield avatar Rob Masefield | Jan 03, 2019 14:09:48
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      @masey Thank you so much!!! :D I hope it will in the long run yes!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 03, 2019 17:52:46
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    @basilesamel "Always keep your eyes on the road, and be glad you can drive." What a great way to put that complex feeling into words. I'm gonna set it as my wallpaper. ?

    Saubhagya avatar Saubhagya | Jan 03, 2019 13:26:04
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      @saubhagya Thanks haha!!! ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 03, 2019 17:51:32
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    @basilesamel last para is launch poetry. Love it! Congrats on the awesome launch.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 03, 2019 13:14:50
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      @jasonleow a new genre ? thanks for everything!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 03, 2019 13:20:46
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