It feels interesting to send side projects out into the wild. First of all, you have to recognize if you’re solving a need or just making something neat. Solving a need means you need to find a market. Making something neat still needs a market, but for a different reason.
At the end of the day, it’s a vulnerable thing that you need to enter with an open mind. Too many people release things that need iteration, and stubbornly refuse to update. Take Filezilla’s inability to hotfix, or Habitica’s mobile app limitations.
Releasing side projects can be rough, so you have to define to yourself why you’re doing it. Maybe even before you begin, because it will affect your outcome.