I just wanted to write a quick update about what I’m working on so you know the future and can decide whether you want to buy now or wait for my next release. If you do choose to buy now, I’ll obviously run another set of reports for you (for free) when I make this release. But if you want to hold off until this is out, I completely respect that.
My launch went incredibly well and I quickly switched from a technical sprint to a marketing sprint. I find building stuff a lot more fun than marketing it. However, I’ve been building products for most of my adult life and know my personal shortcomings. Product development often becomes a bizarre form of procrastination for me. I’m extremely busy so feel good at the end of the day, but ultimately, I’m avoiding feedback in favour of spending more time in my headphones.
My marketing week introduced some interesting feedback. One client told me that it would be great if SiteImp also caught broken links. What a brilliant suggestion!! It’s one of those truly hilarious moments in product where I collect the data as part of the crawl but just don’t expose it in a meaningful way. That was a seriously brilliant suggestion and I implemented most of the new broken link report last night.
And then several people, including my primary advisor, talked to me about accessibility. Accessibility was always on my roadmap, but the sheer volume of feedback pushed that way up on the priority list.
I’m getting my covid booster in an hour and then I’m coming back to finish the broken link report and get started on my accessibility section. My deadline is January 25, 2022 but this technical sprint ends on Saturday, January 22. My goal is to have v1.1 deployed by next weekend at this time.
Finally and most importantly, you own my time. This isn’t about ego, it’s about making the web a better, faster place and giving less technical people data they can use to communicate better with developers. If you have suggestions, complaints or if something just doesn’t seem right, please contact me directly. My name is Greg and hearing from you will be an absolute pleasure. I don’t work for myself, I work for you. You pay my bills and I know my place. Please contact me - I would love to hear from you.
Good luck, good health and happy optimizing!!