November 18th, 2019
Today was an epicly productive day.

Yesterday (Sunday), I got most of my "errands" stuff done, like emails, budget, and catch up stuff because I wanted to ensure that Monday I could crush it.

I didn't have any meetings, and I didn't have to run today.

So that gave me a fully blocked day to get a bunch of "mini" product and coding tasks done.

Here's what I got done:

  • Paywalled filters on Starter Story (1 hour)
  • Added more categories to Starter Story businesses & some random design stuff (30 mins)
  • Added smart field for "last opened date" for Pigeon - users can quickly see last time email opened (1 hour)
  • Fixed date inconsistencies in Pigeon data model (1 hour)
  • Added ability to send a "test email sequence" for Pigeon users (1 hour)
  • Added ability to update a status for a Pigeon entry automatically, as part of a sequence (2 hours, still working on it)

Once I get this all tested and deployed, I'll have a nice update email for my Pigeon users along with the improved features I've been working on. Once I get that out, I can put my head down and focus on improving (1) the sequence sender from the Gmail reply box and (2) re-doing the spreadsheet interface! Those are two big projects that I can't wait to get out there.

Pigeon is really, really improving and getting easier to use. I've been really focused on product, design, and usability. I'm learning a lot. I can't wait to see what it's like at the end of the year.

Gonna crush it this week.