Tag Archives: Startup


We’re All Sitting on Immense Value

Yesterday, I wrote a post about setting being goals and cultivating personality traits to achieve our doing and having goals. I shared the big five personality traits, the 13 virtues of Benjamin Franklin, and a link to 600+ primary personality traits. One of the personality traits that I want to develop is resourcefulness. When I […]


Distinguishing an Opportunity from a Distraction in Disguise

Yesterday, I received an excellent comment to one of my posts. The question is relevant to all of us but mostly to the first time entrepreneurs. “Could you elaborate more on how following the opportunities that appear and following each of them is in line with not getting distracted?” “As an example in the last […]


A Healthier Attitude toward Business Stats

There was a scene in the movie Social Network. Mark Zuckerberg and his team moved into their first office. They placed a big screen in the lobby showing the number of registered Facebook users. That number was going up continuously and motivating everybody in the team. Business Dashboards A similar practice is popular among executives […]


Three Alternative Revenue Sources for Medium

In yesterday’s post, I explained why Medium’s subscription business isn’t sustainable. In essence, it satisfies neither readers nor writers. I’m a big fan of Medium, and I want it to succeed. That’s why I’m going to share alternative income sources for Medium in this post. Current Model Is Good for Users But Unsustainable I’m not […]


Don’t Sacrifice What Can’t Be Measured

Six weeks ago, I published a post about measuring the success of my blog and email newsletter with growth metrics. Since then, I’m obsessed with numbers and dived deep into my stats. I published several posts about the lessons I learned from my stats. Here are some highlights. My posts that are published in the […]


Improving the Design of My Blog to Increase Email Newsletter Subscriptions

The email newsletter subscriptions in my blog don’t meet my goals consistently. So far, I focused on improving my writing to optimize these results. The next step will be to improve the design of my blog. How I Measure the Performance of My Blog I’m tracking two stats to measure the performance of my blog. […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly roundup of my latest posts.