Month 2 of Top Three Guide is coming to an end. For me, it has been an emotional roller-coaster. While some days, I’m incredibly proud of our progress, other days I feel like quitting.

We’ve found a certain flow in terms of writing, reviewing and sharing on socials. However, I’m not seeing the same flow in our social media following. We had a sizable initial boost but then things stagnated. In the last couple of days, follower growth has even stopped completely.

Although organic searches are meant to be our main source of visitors in the future, it’s not realistic to expect many organic visitors now. So yes, it’s frustrating that few people follow us and few people get to read what we write.

I sound like a spoiled kid, right? And rightly so, I feel I am in love with our product. To me, T3G is better than most of what else is out there. We aim to dig deeper and inform better. We don’t just tell people what to do but also aim to give the why and how.

As for design, there’s always room for improvement but I feel we’ve done a great job so far. It’s readable, minimalist, but not too much that it lacks in depth/quality/substance.

However, these are my views. You might disagree. And that’s something that frustrates Loki and me. Not that you disagree, but that you don’t tell us. Let’s start a conversation on the comments. We’ve almost exclusively received positive feedback so far. We know that not everything is positive. It doesn’t matter how motivating a great job is, it doesn’t help us to improve.

On the other hand, the only constructive feedback that we’ve received is about people not understanding what we’re about. Granted, this is an aspect we are aiming to improve. If you don’t get it, could you give us a hand and tell us what is confusing? What would you change if you could? 

Thanks for making it through this rambling and for sticking with us. We sincerely appreciate you. If you want to learn more about our experiences working on T3G in July, have a look at this month’s reflection document.

Kjell VDV

Kjell Vandevyvere is a coaching and teaching enthusiast. He's always been fond of reading and writing. In Top Three Guide, he combines all his passions. A few months ago he could be found around Cochabamba’s classrooms and soccer pitches 7/7. Now, he’s living a monks life behind his computer. Some say he never stops learning or writing. Learn more about Loki and myself on the about us page.

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  1. Amy

    Hey guys!
    I’ve been reading your content and think it’s so great!! Getting the balance between concise yet insightful content is hard, but you guys have done a brilliant job! Don’t get dispirited by the slowing growth, it’s an inevitable part of any launch. Just focus on being consistent with getting out content and I promise, you will reap the fruits!!

    In terms of what I would like to see – something that helps connect your tips/advice on a more personal level. Or maybe more industry specific tips – e.g. tips for creatives vs. for the corporates. Whatever you can do to help us to feel like a) this site is run by people like myself who struggle with the same things I struggle with and b) this site has thought about who they are writing for and what they want to see. I know this is somewhat vague feedback but I think leaving it open makes way for more creative responses!

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    1. Kjell VDV

      Hi Amy,

      Thank you for your support and feedback!

      While we’re looking at expanding our content a little bit for the moment, it definitely makes sense to give more industry-specific advice in the future.
      For now, we’ve also been planning some interviews with people from different areas and backgrounds to get their perspective on productivity and habits. We believe that will be an important step towards achieving what you suggested.

      Best,
      Kjell

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