Feather CRM is a tool for managing your Twitter relationships. As a startup founder, I’ve used Twitter a ton to manage all aspects of my business. And as I’ve started to grow out my account, I’ve realized how important Twitter could be. And I realized how difficult it could be to manage those relationships.
So that’s where Feather comes in. My goal is to turn Feather into the tool that makes it easy to manage your Twitter relationships.
As I’ve started talking to users, it became apparent to me that I’m not the only one having…
Hi. I’m Leo.
I’m ADHD, Autistic, a software engineer, a startup founder, and a creator.
I recently discovered the ADHD/Autistic sides of myself. That’s something that writing has helped me process. That’s a theme in my writing, but I try to keep the focus elsewhere when I write on Medium.
If you are interested in how Autism/ADHD affects my life and startup, check out my Substack.
On Medium, my writing focuses a lot on what I am learning as I launch my startup. When I started writing, I did so as a way to branch out from the confines of…
As I started building out the product, I had a single workflow in mind. I wanted to be able to see all of my Twitter relationships, select a subset of those, and send out a single direct message to the selected subset.
Along the way, I added a couple of small features that made my life easier.
I added in the ability to tag users in order to create custom groupings. I felt that this was necessary to make it easier to find and select users in groups.
I added in a search bar. It gives you the ability to…
This community is first and foremost, an experiment.
I’m using it as a way to test out what I’ve been seeing with Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and communities and a way to reward early users of the software.
It started off as this experiment:
The first round of membership will be limited to the first 10 people that sign up for the annual Pro membership.
I was planning on trying to raise a larger investment round as outlined in the post linked above, but based on feedback I received, I modified the plan slightly.
So, starting out, signing up for…
In my first startup, I thought I needed an investor. I spent most of my time trying to raise money. All I needed was something to help me pay the bills. I knew that I had a lot to learn but I had a family. I had a vision, I saw an opportunity in the market, and I made the leap.
And I ended up hitting the ground hard. I wasn’t able to find an investor. My co-founder and I were chasing two different visions. I had tried a million little things but wasn’t ever to find the traction I…
Automation is the easiest superpower you can develop.
Anyone can learn how to automate tasks.
If you can automate tasks, you can be in more than one place at a time.
I don’t like to do the same thing more than once. That means that the first time I do something, I’m always looking for ways to automate it.
Turns out, this is mostly a trauma response to undiagnosed ADHD. If I can automate something, I don’t have to remember to do every single step every time.
Ideally, I don’t even need to remember to do the task. …
So you want to create an online course. That’s the position I was in too. I signed up for the On Deck Course Creator Fellowship and started learning all that I could about how to create an online course. Then I realized that I was learning so much that I didn’t know where to begin. I tried a bunch of different approaches but wasn’t able to get anything to work.
That’s when I realized I needed to design a framework that would help me design the course I wanted to create. And the idea of a community-driven course was born!
I’ve been spending way too much time studying the creator economy. As a creator and a founder that’s trying to build within the creator space, I need to understand the ecosystem and all of its moving pieces. I’ve studied how platforms pay creators and how creators can be successful. I’ve started finding my voice and building up my audience.
But there’s a piece missing. See, my goal is to build up a creator middle class. It’s not as sexy as becoming a millionaire TikTok star, but it’s something that I believe is necessary to bring about a healthy economy. …
If you’re like me, you are itching to get back out into the world as soon as you can. It’s weird, I didn’t go out much before the pandemic, but now I’m just looking forward to the day when I can go out to places like bars without thinking about the word “pandemic”.
When the pandemic first hit, I thought I was living my best life. As an introvert, I suddenly found myself with more time than I knew what to do with. I was way more productive in my work. I was finally able to spend more time doing…
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately. I’m trying to build out my startup, my coaching business, and my course, and things aren’t going as smoothly as I’ve hoped. I’m making progress, but not at the rate I want.
As I’ve reflected on my journey so far, there has been one idea that keeps coming up over and over. It’s all about the story.
Want to be a good writer? Learn how to share your story.
Want to pitch your startup to investors? Tell them a compelling story.
Want to market your business? …