John Jago

Day 48: May reflection as a bootstrapped founder

As I’m preparing to write this reflection, I’m looking back at the journal entries I wrote for every day of May, and I’m realizing just how much progress can happen in only a month. Everything feels like it happened much longer ago.

In May,

Time spent

I worked a total of 80.6 hours in May, which breaks down as follows.

That’s an average of 2.6 hours per day including weekends, or 3.5 hours per day not including weekends, which is more representative. It’s a little more than last month, where the hours were 2.3 and 3.1, respectively. However, I also had a short vacation this month to see family out in California, so if I take out those days as well, the average is 4.03 hours per day.

Since those are deep work hours, I’ll consider myself on track for what I’m aiming for!

Website traffic

In May, the Dashify website received 482 visitors, which is fewer compared to 529 in April, but it seems like that didn’t matter for growth of active installs at all! Also, many of the articles and pages on the website are getting entry traffic from search engines, so that content is hopefully providing the solutions that people are searching for!


$0, since Dashify Pro hasn’t launched yet.

June is my big push to make this number go up.

I am ever more confident in Dashify finding success after seeing its active installs go up so quickly—and stay up—during the month of May.

👋 This is my work journal, a series where I write daily about trying to make a living building a bootstrapped software product.