What place do you know for makers to share progress on their projects in long format?

Wouter Raateland
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Hi makers! There are many websites out there like WIP, makerlog (even PH itself), where makers can keep track and share progress on their projects using goals. However, back when I developed games, there was a forum that had the a "devlogs" section: https://forums.tigsource.com/ind... On this section, people share progress on their games in longer form than with goals. So far, I have only found Indie Hackers to come close to this. Do you know of other places for makers to share progress on their projects in longer format?

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I'm making Karma.fm!
You're welcome to use Karma.fm for this purpose; it's my baby. Her speciality is long-form content of all forms (especially content that lives and breathes over time - it supports content versioning). Here's an example of something that was recently on the front page of HackerNews: https://www.karma.fm/p/edveCfb/a... And here's a book summary: https://www.karma.fm/p/DGifHVa/s... We haven't seen anyone use it as a "Project Log", but if you have that need, I can create a specialized contribution type in a matter of minutes. Let me know if you'd like that! Would be more than happy to accomodate a new use-case :).
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Building digital products / studying CS
@eve_hammond Hi Eve, thanks for your reply. And a great name: "product log". Not sure if karma is a fit though. Would you see karma having a large and active subcommunity specifically for people keeping product logs, or would product logs be just a part of karma?
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I'm making Karma.fm!
@wouterraateland I don't anticipate the primary use-case being Product Logs; Karma is currently a community of lifelong learners, some of which "create stuff", where "stuff" is primarily long-form written content (essays, book summaries, etc). But it's also in alpha and evolving in response to user needs, so that doesn't mean it can't evolve towards being more catered to "your flavor of stuff". I'd say if you're looking to plug in to an existing community that primarily caters to product creators, we're not there yet and I don't know that we're headed there. But if you're looking for tooling to share your progress with a diverse group of people who are generally curious and optimistic, we've got that covered.
Building digital products / studying CS
@eve_hammond right, then I'll keep an eye on it! If it does turn into a product community, I'll join!