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Sandeep Panda,

Thanks for doing the AMA.. Looking forward to hear from you.

  • Tell us about your journey so far with HashNode. How do you feel? How much does it match today with the initial vision you had about it?
  • Tell us some of the failures and your learning from them.
  • How are you guys so passionate about what you do? You team is awesome!
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Tell us about your journey so far with HashNode. How do you feel? How much does it match today with the initial vision you had about it?

Initial version of Hashnode was radically different from what it is right now. We tried to grow Hashnode as a Q&A community at first, but eventually realized that blogging seems like a more interesting and bigger problem to solve. So, we went after developer blogging. I would say it took multiple pivots and a lot of brainstorming sessions to get to this point. :)

Tell us some of the failures and your learning from them.

One of the biggest learning lessons is that startups are hard. You need support of a lot of people to grow and move further. So, surround yourself with people who care about your success and build genuine relationships.

Another lesson is that recruitment is hard. Don't underestimate team building. If you have a great idea, but have a mediocre team to execute it, you might not get the desired effects.

How are you guys so passionate about what you do? You team is awesome!

Haha.. thanks! We deeply love what we do. For us it's not work -- it's about meeting our objectives and delighting our users with an amazing experience. 🙌