What does building in public really mean? I have yet to figure it out, but instead of doing a ton of academic research, I'll just do it.
So I plan to be open (open source?) and transparent about it, revealing the steps I'm taking, the tools I'm using, and even sharing my Notion board (in the works).
Yes, I'll be adding the $/€ cost numbers to it. As soon as I generate more content, and the site goes through Google's sandbox period, I'll start sharing the traffic numbers and any other data. Nothing to hide.
Weekly activity Google slides deck
I can produce more this week as I'm on vacation, but once I get back to my regular schedule, I'll only be able to work on this late in the evenings and on the weekends.
Who is this for?
I'm building this for The Creator. The person who doesn't code, isn't super technical, someone who's good with producing the content itself. So I'll try to create this step by step, with the simple tools that anyone can use.
I'll share how to put together the basic stack and get working. I'll be using Affiliate links to cover my hosting costs and paying the guest posts, but that's at no extra cost to you, The Creator.
Don't expect anything quick & dirty or get-rich-quick thing. This is a slow hobby and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It should also be a demonstration of how anyone can put together an interesting site to learn for himself while helping others at the same time.
So this is basically learning in public. Now
everyone anyone can laugh at my incompetency. But then again, don't forget that Amazon's website used to look like this: