DeveloPassion's Newsletter

By Sébastien Dubois

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#78・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Heat waves

As I'm writing these lines, a new heat wave is upon us in Europe. Temperatures of ~36 degrees (96.8 Fahrenheit) are expected in various countries, and Belgium is no exception.Heat waves tend to slow everything down, and even stop some things entirely. Few sys…

 
#77・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #8

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a supporter and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management commu…

 
#76・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Personal Organization System

My current focus is on bringing clarity back into my life. It's a costly but very useful exercise to do every once in a while.The first step for this was reviewing my goals for the year. This forced me to prioritize my goals.The second step was to create a li…

 
#75・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Metronomes and momentum

The lab is undergoing minor turbulences. The rolling average of my products has gone under $800 in the last 30 days. There's a similar trend on Medium, where I went down from 30K views a month to 12K. Also on Twitter where numbers stagnate.In reality, the roo…

 
#74・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Next steps

During the last 30 days, I sold 38 copies of the Obsidian Starter Kit ($637) and ~10 copies of the PKM Library. The 5-star ratings, testimonials, and the public sales counter are certainly helping new sales happen. Those help accentuate the momentum.I've exte…

 
#73・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - What is life anyway?

The lab is closed this week!

 
#72・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #7

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a supporter and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management commu…

 
#71・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - New chapter

In June, the lab did not explode, which is rather good news. The formulas are stable and even though I didn't manage to start new experiments, the ongoing ones have continued gaining momentum.I've sold 40+ copies of the Obsidian Starter Kit ($630) and continu…

 
#70・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Bending, not breaking

This week, I've made good progress on my Obsidian plugin. It can now find notes containing specific metadata and publish those to Ghost all in one go. The following steps are to handle updates and links.

 
#69・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #6

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a supporter and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management commu…

 
#68・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Boomerang

It's always fun to discover all the ways systems can get hacked... In particular, a really fascinating talk by Abhay Bhargav focused on Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) and explored how to turn Webhooks into dangerous boomerangs. In this case, the attacker …

 
#67・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Truly dead

What does it mean to be truly dead?Generally, when we die, a part of us still exists. We continue to be present through the memories of others. They remember us, and while they do, they keep us alive.They remember who we were, how they knew us, the moments we…

 
#66・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Reach

This week, the Obsidian Starter Kit broke a new record: 100 sales! 🎉I sold 44 copies in the last 30 days: $700. I also dared writing about the project on the Obsidian subreddit. I wasn't too confident because I didn't want to get banned (I really enjoy discov…

 
#65・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - 3K

My marketing efforts for the Obsidian Starter Kit have continued to pay dividends. I've sold 30 copies and made $470 in the last 30 days. Thanks to this, I've now reached $1K revenue with this product, even though I've removed tiered pricing and reduced the p…

 
#64・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Proof of Work (PoW)

My marketing efforts for the Obsidian Starter Kit have paid off. I'm finally seeing some more sales flowing.

 
#63・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Eventual reciprocity

The lab has been really quiet recently:

 
#62・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Financial captivity

Obviously not the greatest moment to need that money.For the past 3 years, I've been working hard towards financial freedom. But now I'm in financial captivity more than ever!

 
#61・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #5

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a supporter and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management commu…

 
#60・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Overlapping realities

This month has been quite fun in the lab. In total, during the last 30 days, I made $1.6K with my different "passive" income streams.I hit the front page of Hacker News twice, bringing 35K visitors to my blog. Then, I launched the Obsidian Starter Kit, and so…

 
#59・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Broken records

I haven't launched new experiments this week, as I'm really in over my head at the moment.My Obsidian Starter Kit has been really successful. Last week I sold 24 copies ($280) and this week I've reached 49 sales in total ($740). I've raised the price twice (f…