I am helping thousands of dev bloggers attain creative freedom with Hashnode. I am Sandeep Panda, ask me anything!

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Rutik Wankhade's photo

Hi Sandeep Panda, Thank you for building this amazing platform.😍

  • What was hashnode as an initial product when you started?
  • There is a huge increase in the growth of Hashnode in recent times. What factors do you think have made it possible?
  • Your thoughts on turning ideas into products.
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What was hashnode as an initial product when you started?

Present day Hashnode is completely different from what it was before. We set out to build a better Q&A community, but eventually pivoted and decided to solve blogging for devs.

I wrote about it here: hashnode.com/post/i-am-helping-thousands-of..

There is a huge increase in the growth of Hashnode in recent times. What factors do you think have made it possible?

Having a clear value proposition definitely helped. In our case we make blogging dead simple and hassle free. Just sign up, connect your domain and focus on writing while we take care of the rest. I think that resonated well with developers.

Your thoughts on turning ideas into products.

I always thought idea is everything. But now I realize that ideas are not the sole reason behind your success. It surely plays a role, but the way you execute it matters a lot. If you think you can solve a problem better than someone else, I would say give it a shot and ship it. You will eventually know whether your product solves a genuine need. If it doesn't, you can always talk to your users and who knows you might end up solving a much bigger problem. 😀