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by @keenencharles | 270 words | 2🔥 | 235💌

Keenen Charles

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As a maker it's easy to fall into the trap of building more. Since I've launched Wave Radio I've been building more but it's been necessary. Responding to user feedback, making changes based on activity, and adding features to improve the experience. It's all been necessary.As a maker it's easy to fall into the trap of building more. Since I've launched Wave Radio I've been building more but it's been necessary. Responding to user feedback, making changes based on activity, and adding features to improve the experience. It's all been necessary.

But now I think I might be approaching that point where I'm building for building sake. There's still a lot of work to be done to improve the experience but the immediate value of that work is hard to gauge. The work done since launch has had an immediate impact. Now I think the product would benefit more from a larger community than more updates.

With a larger community comes new perspectives and behaviors I haven't considered before. Just as the initial influx of users changed how I prioritized tasks it could have the same effect. I'm also wary that I may be focusing on building because it's my natural inclination.

In the next few months I think it's time I switched focus to the dreaded task of growth. How do I find sustainable channels of growth that fit the product and it's target audience. It's not my forte but it's eventually necessary for any product. Wish me luck.

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    @keenencharles best of luck! :) Not an easy task. Personally, I'm a big follower of Paul Graham's way - listen, then ship fast, repeat till P/M fit.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 12, 2019 03:20:49
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      @basilesamel yeah I think I'm trying to do the same. Just need more voices to listen to find what I should be focused on shipping next and verify if past work has had the desired effect.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Aug 11, 2019 19:01:44
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      @keenencharles good one! :) Did you get in touch with Ryan Hoover about Wave Radio? He is a huge fan of social music and knows every player in the niche.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 12, 2019 04:34:31
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      @basilesamel nope I haven't but good suggestion it'd be great to get some feedback directly from him.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Aug 11, 2019 19:41:24
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      @keenencharles He is very open on Twitter about giving feedback. Shoot him an email and ping him on Twitter, he should answer fast :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 12, 2019 05:04:28
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      @basilesamel thanks I'll give it a try

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Aug 11, 2019 20:10:50
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