So, it has begun.
What started as a really stressful process is actually becoming quite a fun one! Yes, I have to admit I have been overly cautious, over thinking and just over the top about Socialius. This is definitely a very serious endeavor, but I have had to rethink myself lately and push for early access release.
So far, I’ve been making use of the excellent startup submission type list here -> https://github.com/mmccaff/PlacesToPostYourStartup . It’s a great list for startups that want to list on sites like BetaList (which we’ll be submitting to within the next 24 hours) and others.
Email Newsletter Issues
While in this process I discovered that our main mailing system had a few issues. Instead of spending hours to fix it, I’ve temp delegated this task to MailChimp, my old favorite for mailing.
This needed to be setup and working 110% correctly. I want to send a personalized, from the founder email to anyone who signs up for Early Access (to show some love), as well as providing guidance to new users later on down the line. Our current system could do some of this but MailChimp and it’s additional features will certainly do the job.
Living Up to Our Mission
What has taken me so much time is not just working alone, but trying my best to build a complete product. A product that won’t just handle your social media but provide you with interesting ways to handle yours. As the saying goes, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime“.
With this said, Socialius definitely needed some critical last minute working of innards. I can’t really say much here but it’s thousands of lines of code to facilitate this correctly. I enjoy what I do so it’s definitely not a bummer to me to write so much code. Especially with having a great support system that loves these new additions.