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I improved the KTool parser for @Wikipedia articles.

βœ… Better formatting
βœ… Detects & render Table of Content correctly
βœ… Detects and saves related content

Long-form articles on Wikipedia turned into a real mini-ebook with the help of KTool πŸ‘‡

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Some personal news: I'm now officially a full-time indie hacker 🀩

I just quit my lucrative consulting job, and will give my full attention to Backdrop and KTool πŸš€

Twitter friends, expect even more dumb memes πŸ˜‚

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I just broke the record today πŸ₯Ή

I close a sale in less than 10 minutes after posting a tweet 🀩

Something.. something is working πŸ₯Ή

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My favorite Saturday activity: read Indie Hackers newsletter on my Kindle πŸ€“

Latest issue: how developers can think like founders 😎

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My North Star Metric for KTool is the number of articles delivered

It's been growing ~200% MoM over the last 3 months

It doesn't directly translate to revenue as KTool is free during beta

I'm going to remove the free plan & stop the LTD next month to test this

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I always thought putting these stats on landing page was stupid. Other than making me feel good, it probably is not very useful.

But then I learned about anchoring effect, and I was like:

Holy shit. It's brilliant 🀯

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One thing I noticed about @ktool_io is sales rarely close on the peak of the traffic, and usually after that 1-2 days.

What does that mean? πŸ€”

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My LinkedIn post got 4k impressions (2.5x after a week)

I think this is the main difference between LI and Twitter

On Twitter, no matter how good your tweet is, after 24hrs your reach & engagements basically stop improving

What is your experience with LinkedIn?

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I started posting on LinkedIn and the result is pretty impressive 🀯

For comparison, my first tweet on Twitter last year got about 200 impressions πŸ™

Will need to do more experiment and keep the consistency πŸ€“

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The second worst-case scenario for KTool is to allow all users sending news articles for free.

I would then put a big fat ad in the middle of the article.

I hope that day never come πŸ˜…

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Same tweet. Impressions jump from 783 β†’ 48k when mentioned in another viral tweet.

Maybe your tweet is not bad.

It's just waiting for its time 😁

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I got 39 downloads from App Store, 82% from organic search πŸ₯³

And I did absolute nothing to promote my startup there 🀯

Will definitely need to learn more about ASO πŸ€“

Question: is it possible to determine which keywords lead to those downloads? πŸ€”

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I started posting on LinkedIn and the result is pretty impressive 🀯

For comparison, my first tweet on Twitter last year got about 200 impressions πŸ™

Will need to do more experiment and keep the consistency πŸ€“

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Twitter API Tip: Don't use field `id` if your backend is in JavaScript

I ran into a critical issue today as some users cannot unroll threads

Turned out I was using field `id` (int64) and not `id_str` (string), resulted in data loss after conversion πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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TIL: you cannot have "Twitter" in your account name.

But I can 😎

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A small win today πŸ₯³

My little startup just reached 300 users 🀩

Thank you a lot for your continued supports, Twitter πŸ‘Š

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This made my day. Thanks Dom 😍

It's not the first time someone said they wanted to buy a Kindle just because of KTool.

See, #buildinpublic does work. And tweeting = marketing for your startup.

Keep shipping. Keep tweeting πŸ’ͺ
I spent some time today to evaluate a new reader product by a VC-backed startup (raised $7mm Series A)

They have the send-to-kindle feature built-in and they claimed to develop the "most advanced parsing technology".

A short thread...

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@ktool_io Woah, this tweet blew up so fast.

If you're still struggling, #buildinpublic is a good strategy for a new indie hacker.

I'm building @ktool_io in public and sharing all my learnings here.

Consider following me @daniel_nguyenx for the journey, and the memes πŸ˜‚
Woah, KTool got featured in @WebsitesUseful latest issue and it brought me 50+ new users. That's 1/4 of my total users 🀯

Thanks for your support @RatheeJaisal πŸ™Œ

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After 3 months building KTool on the side, I finally reached the $1200 revenue goalπŸ₯³

It's not a lot and I'm still struggling with many things, but it's a good start I guess πŸ˜…

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