👋 Yo! I’m Deepak. Here, I take raw notes on business, marketing, blogging, technology and more. Know more about me.

11ty is the Best


What I feel about the 11ty static site generator.
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Writing is Thinking


If you can think, and speak, and write, you are absolutely deadly.
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Cool Writing Prompts Generator App


Get 100s of cool writing prompts ideas with just a click.
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Your obsession with "winning" at Hacker News and Product Hunt is hurting your business


Rob Fitzpatrick explains how not to do PR
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Add Product Hunt Badge to your Website


Step by step tutorial to add the PH badge on your website.
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Using Notion to Create a Website


I hated that people were creating websites using Notion, but now I love it.
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Jessica Carter JavaScript Twitter Thread


Learn 70% of JavaScript basics in these series of Twitter Threads
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Product Hunt Post Launch Tips


20+ strategies to follow after you launch on the Product Hunt
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www to non-www from Cloudflare Page Rules


Easiest way to redirect all the www request to naked version of the website from Cloudflare itself.
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Single Page Js App No Framework


Create a single page JavaScript app without any framework
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Groups to Spread Product Hunt Launch


A list of Facebook, Reddit, and Slack communities to spread words about your Product Hunt launch.
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Twitter Threads Hook Guide


A mini guide on how successful Twitter threads are created
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How to Be Successful


Sam Altman explains how to be successful
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The 2021 B2B Distribution Stack


B2B distribution stack by Ross Simmonds
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Cool Thread on Making Threads


Blake Emal's thread on how to make successful Twitter threads
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How Blake Uses Twitter


A mini-guide to use Twitter like Blake Emal
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Expression is Compression


My notes on David Perell's essay Expression is Compression
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Different ways to make money online


Know 40+ different and unconventional ways to make money online
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Notion API tools ideas


Notion API is out and here are some ideas developers can steal
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Why do people buy courses?


Almost all the information is available for free, then why do people buy?
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Lessons learned after 16 projects on Product Hunt


How they published 16 projects and what they learned about Product Hunt
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Google Algo Updates List


A list of all the major Google algorithm updates from 2003.
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Whataboutism


Definition of whataboutism or whataboutery
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A List of 100+ Handpicked Personal Websites


Get inspiration from these manually selected personal websites and save 70+ hours of work. Never run out of design inspiration again.
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Competing with FREE


How to compete with someone offering the same for free.
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2020-2030 - The Newsletter Decade


The rise of plain-text newsletters does tell us something
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Why people buy


Bikash explains - why do people really buy stuff?
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Adding 301 redirects in Gatsby hosted on Netlify


Use Netlify's _redirects method to add 301 redirects in Gatsby
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Converting Spotify podcasts to text


Easiest way to convert Spotify podcasts to text for free
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Missing Stair


The missing stair by blogger Cliff Pervocracy
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3 great virtues of a programmer


According to Larry Wall (author of the Perl programming language), there are three great virtues of a programmer
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📢 Deepak's Notes is now powered by Hugo


I have migrated this site from Jekyll to Hugo now.
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A list of newsletter directories and aggregators


Newletter directories and aggregators help your newsletter reach the target audience and provide the initial push that it deserves. 🚀 Read More: Newsletter directories and Aggregators…
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Ryan Sneddon learning from 205 newsletters in 2020


I wrote 205 newsletters in 2020 and will write 160+ this year. Here are the best things I've learned (updated) 1. Brevity is king. Still 2. Read great newsletters and steal what you like 3. Make realistic but big growth targets — Ryan Sneddon🍦 (@sneddymobbin) April 2, 2021 Here’s what he learned: Brevity is king. Still Read great newsletters and steal what you like Make realistic but big growth targets…
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Interesting quotes that I love


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley Business has only 2 basic functions: marketing and innovation. - Peter Drucker There is no black and white in marketing; it’s all gray. There are no silver bullets. Marketing objectives sometimes need to be solved with a combination of efforts, not by putting all your eggs in one basket.…
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The underwear theory of economic growth


The Underwear theory According to former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, the sale of male underwear resembles the prevailing economic condition. Fall in underwear sales indicates a slowdown in the economy, while the growth in underwear sales signals a recovery in economic conditions. Source Link…
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Validating a business idea


What is business idea validation? Validation is designed to give you you reasonable certainty your business will have a sustainable, growing, paying audience in a matter of days or weeks, rather than wasting months or years building a final product nobody will pay for. What is not business idea validation? Validation isn’t a guarantee of success and it most certainly isn’t easy. It’s not as simple as putting up a waiting list and hoping people miraculously discover your offering & fork over their hard-earned money for something that doesn’t exist yet.…
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Business validation guide


What is validation? Validation is the process of gathering evidence and learnings around business ideas through experimentation and user testing to make faster, informed, de-risked decisions. And, there are 2 approach to validate a business: Waterfall approach Lean approach Step-by-step Validation 🚀 Source…
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Story - How I got into business


From starting to write in 2015 to joining a startup in 2017 was one of the best things. The startup failed within a year but the things that it taught are unforgetable. 🚀🚀 Full Story…
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Difference between rich and wealth


Rich is measured in dollars. Wealth is measured in time. Most people think $1M is rich but if expenses are $100K a month, wealth is only 10 months. How long you can survive without working is how wealthy you are. Being wealthy is more important than being rich. Source…
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Sharing economy


Millennials have been reluctant to buy items such as cars, homes, music and luxury goods. Instead, they’re turning to a new set of services that provide access to products without the burdens of ownership, giving rise to what’s being called a “sharing economy.” 25 years from now, car sharing will be the norm, and car ownership an anomaly. - Jeremy Rifkin, Author and Economist Source…
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The 1% rule


Only 1% of employees get promotions Only 1% get into best business/Engg. schools Only 1% get the best jobs Only 1% become CEOs Only 1% become millionaires Shocking, right? Read the detailed note on Bikash’s site.…
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Best books for programmers to read


I found an informative resource titled “17+ Best Books that Every Programmer Should Read Once📚”. It lists more than 17 books that programmers should get through at least once.…
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Viral hits are where art and science meet


Viral hits are where art and science meet. The art is the positioning, the design, and the image that you can put in people’s minds. The science is how you systematically get in front of everyone’s faces so it imprints in their minds.…
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Methods to reduce guilt in marketing


Humans need help on reducing guilt when purchasing items that induce guilt. Sale. Discount. Zero cost EMI. Freebies. Are some of the effective methods to reduce guilt. — Kunal Shah (@kunalb11) April 4, 2021…
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USB Condom


What is a USB Condom? A USB Condom is a condom for USB devices to prevent accidental data exchange when your phone is plugged into the charging station or someone else’s PC/laptop or power bank. Source Nowadays, USB charging stations are very common in public areas - airports, hospitals, etc. While it might seem quick and easy to charge your phone, actually it can put your data at risk.…
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Imgur API Image Uploader


An excellent way to upload unlimited images to imgur by using the Imgur API and some JavaScript. This really works!!!…
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Telekinesis or Psychokinesis


According to Wikipedia: Psychokinesis, or telekinesis, is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction. Psychokinesis experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no proven evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon, and the topic is generally regarded as pseudoscience. In parapsychology, fictional universes and New Age beliefs, psychokinesis and telekinesis are different: psychokinesis refers to the mental influence of physical systems and objects without the use of any physical energy, while telekinesis refers to the movement and/or levitation of physical objects by purely mental force without any physical intervention.…
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Power of Branding - A Good Product isn't Enough


A board member of a major carmaker believed this wholeheartedly. “If we build good cars, we won’t have to worry about our sales figures,” he told me in the mid-1980s. Today this company is in big trouble. What a mistake! Fortunately, managers nowadays strike a much different tone. Martin Winterkorn, the CEO of Volkswagen Group, the largest car company in the world in 2014, said at a recent workshop that “we need to build excellent cars, but the brand is just as important as the product.…
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Elon Musk's 3 Marketing Lessons


#1. Test first, double down later Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough. - Elon Musk Marketing channels are in abundance. Try and fail at them. And, double down on channels which offer you the best engagement. #2. Empathy My biggest mistake is weighing too much on someone’s talent… it matters whether someone has a good heart. - Elon Musk…
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