Helen

@helengriffinjr

👋🏾 I am fullstack dev/founder who help caregivers & devs avoid burnout. 👉🏾 jovial.work/caregivers-in-tech
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Joined November 2021

Thanks Rich! You can DM me on Twitter your email to send the email survey to. I appreciate the help. I'm working on the Qs now.

What have you learned that helps with your growth?

nothing, we know nothing. all we know is eat hot chip and grow

I appreciate the help @mikaeljohansson, thanks! I'll address the visuals once I get the words right. To me the copy is heart & soul and the visuals are bones & flesh.

Did any of the copy confuse you?

😂 Will do! Dude, I swear copywriting is a tech stack in itself. I never thought there would be a day I do more bug fixes with copy than code. Lawd Jeezus!

After I take my 50th nap today, I should be well rested to tackle those pesky Qs tomorrow.

@marcano, first thanks for filing out the survey. Second, yeah you are right. It is a yes and no question. It also asking how you see/categorize the problem you solve too.

I called myself combining questions to shorten the survey. Next, year I make sure to get a real pro copywriter to help me 😂

Was there any other questions that stick out for you? I can add helper text to them.

You're welcome — I imagine it's hard trying to be thourough and concise at the same time!

There were a couple questions that took me a bit longer for the same reason. I'd have to start the survey again to find them.

If you find a good copywriter send them my way for more business 😂

😂 Will do! Dude, I swear copywriting is a tech stack in itself. I never thought there would be a day I do more bug fixes with copy than code. Lawd Jeezus!

After I take my 50th nap today, I should be well rested to tackle those pesky Qs tomorrow.

Thanks @zev! Let me know if any questions could be simpler? Or any other improvements for the survey.

Congrats! Which product did you launch?

Never mind, I see it. It's your Stenograph app... Sorry, I'm new to the community - still learning the website. 😂

How was the feedback?

Thanks Helen! It was quite positive actually, I haven't expected it to be this way. Just a couple of people were skeptical about the whole concept, but the rest – pretty inspiring.
Besides – that sot launch let me catch a couple of bugs which otherwise I would have to fix ASAP if I launched for bigger audience.

I identify areas, situations, & people in my life or work that cause burnout. Plus, I give myself an audit. Are my expectations or timeline realistic and achievable?

Then I try to change one thing (e.g., habit, environment, boundaries). This action alone is a 30-day trial-and-error experiment.

Other things you can do is:
- ask for help (this is hard for me)
- get an accountability buddy
- join a mastermind
- replace a bad habit with a small goal
- give yourself a purpose
- communicate more (this is hard for me, esp after things have festered)

I interviewed other developers & founders to help me communicate and ask for help. These chats made me more aware of myself and extra resources.

Now I'm surveying developers about their strategies and tools for avoiding/managing burnout. My goal is to share the State Of Devs report on Jan/Feb. wip.co/products/stateofdevs