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Why I Don’t Launch on Product Hunt

It’s not the be-all, end-all of product success

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Don’t get me wrong, I like Product Hunt. I scroll sometimes and check out what’s been posted and give an upvote here and there.

But what I don’t like about Product Hunt is this idea that seems to permeate a lot of the startup/indie maker crowd that goes like this:




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Greg Dickens

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