KP: of course I shared only the positive so far. Are there any downsides at all? Any limitations at all?
Yeah there's a downside. It's too much fame. Just kidding. Yes, there are downsides. Of course, the downsides are people stealing your ideas and tactics, right? I'm not the one to fudge around the fact that there are limitations and there are like scenarios where you would, you should not be building in public or you should not go extreme transparency.
So I advocate for the philosophy, but I also caution people to you apply it in the right way. So yeah, people can steal your ideas and tactics. But I found that is inevitable anyway, right? Like we, like even at the grandest scale, Twitter Instagram stole Twitter in a way and build something called threads.
Did that really work out? I don't know. Hard to tell. And in so many of these major B2C or B2B apps. after four or five years in the game, you have hundreds of copycats. So ultimately people will steal your stuff. You cannot be too precious about it. Like I, I know that when I built in public, there's 20 other copycats are going to do the thing.
They may still have what they may still the how, but they cannot steal your why they cannot steal your community. They cannot steal the next 20 moves you're going to make. So that's my take. People judging you for a content also inevitable at some point, everyone's going to roll their eyes, right?
Like you have to climb the cringe mountain to get to the land of cool. Somebody wrote this, a great blog post on this. But if you're too worried about people judging you. Just stay home. Like you, you can't like, what are you like everything in life, real life is about facing your fears and being in the public eye.
So I don't take this too seriously. I think partly I don't myself judge other people too much. I'm too busy doing my thing. So it really, I think it mirrors other people's behavior. People get annoyed at timestamp updates. This is completely false. This, I don't think it's true. Just think about how many times, an average person tweets like two times, three times, that's not annoying.
Gary V tweets like 50 times a day and he's still not annoying because. It really depends on what you're tweeting. It really depends on what the message is. And maybe they'll unfollow you. That's not a good fit. And, but again, we're not aiming for a hundred percent, like the what do you call this?
Sub we're not aiming for a hundred percent them, like going down to you. We're aiming for the 5 percent of people who get your message and who resonate with you, everybody else. Let them unfollow or let them stay out. That's fine. Overall, I think the upside outweighs the downside by a huge margin. You make the choice, but I'm obviously biased, right?