Dailylist.me launched!

By | February 9, 2014

I’m pleased to announce the official launch of my daily gratitude website!

It’s a simple site for users to express their gratitude and share it with the world. So simple, in fact, that registration isn’t even needed – just go to the site and start writing your list!

Backstory:

I started writing my daily gratitude list back in 2011. Every day, I would spend a few minutes writing in the 5-subject notebook sitting next to bed. This was nice, but at some point I realized that I wouldn’t be able to continue this if I went on vacation. I didn’t want to lug around a huge notebook with me; I wanted to be light and portable. So I started using a gmail draft to keep track of my list.

However, I knew that this wouldn’t work in the long term. It took too much work to write things down: go to gmail.com, click on drafts, click on the the email, scroll to the bottom, and then finally, start writing. Nope, I wanted something faster. I wanted to be able to go to the website and then start writing right away.

I looked online, but couldn’t find any sites like this. I found sites explaining why you should write a list. And I found sites explaining how you should write a list. And of course, I found sites where you could read someone else’s list. But I couldn’t find a site where you actually write your own list.

So I built it: Dailylist.me. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it works.

As expected, it doesn’t offer many fancy features in its infancy. But if you have any ideas or feedback, please let me know!

Fun links:

The science of gratitude
How to write a gratitude list

Technologies used:

Ubuntu 13.04 VPS
Nginx / PHP-FPM
PHP via Yii 2 Framework
MySQL
jQuery
Bootstrap

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