But now I'm...really back. Maybe.

It has been a while since I've shared anything public. I was feeling incredibly burned out after working on Tascflow, and my dayjob hasn't been ideal for a while.

I was trying to get another commercial game development project going, fleshing out complex ideas and systems. But after a week or less, I'd lose steam and drop them.

Maybe game development isn't my jam. I realized that I was lacking intrinsic motivation on these projects - I was just going off the basis that they seemed the most financially viable. Forcing myself to work on them daily with minimal enjoyment.

Instead, I've got to work on things that I find satisfaction in the process of building. A week ago I was listening to the Indiehackers podcast and Courtland mentioned a tool he made and used to find people to interview. It grabbed the most popular tweets of people's Twitter feeds on IH.

It was like a lightbulb moment for me - I could do something similar, instead finding the biggest tweets from your own timeline. Thus, Gather Goat was born.

I had a good feeling I could get it up and running in a week or so, and I was right. I lost a little inspiration over the course of the week, but I enjoyed the process of making it.

I optimized the path to creating it and didn't even bother monetizing. If it gets a user base, I can worry about that later.

I'm not really sure where I'll go from here, but I think I'm back.

#maker #project

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