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Christopher Kade
Christopher Kade

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Celebrating my 10 000th follower on DEV πŸŽ‰

Alright, I know these posts are annoying but I just wanted to express how great this platform is & thank everyone for making it grow so much week after week.

I've been able to improve on my technical writing skills & share some things I'm passionate about. Here are some people I look up to, motivating me to improve post after post, either because they teach a whole lot or because they have a positive influence on our community:

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Lastly, allow me to list some of my favorite articles I wrote in the last 2 years ❀️

First off, my latest piece about features to look forward to in Javascript:

Thanks to you, I now have an amazing list of tools I use on a weekly basis:

One of my most successful articles, about something I was afraid of just a few years ago:

Some tips on improving how we write components:

And my very first article on this platform, it's NOT good but I'm glad it started there:

Thanks again ❀️

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AlbertoM

Congrats! I think more impressive than the 10k followers are your 4.5k reactions with just 20 posts. That's a very good metric to indicate the value your brought to the platform.

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Christopher Kade

Thank you so much Alberto ! You're really kind to say that πŸ˜„

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K (he/him)

Followers are mostly a vanity metric, but I like to watch them rise too, haha. πŸ˜‚

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Christopher Kade • Edited on

As much as I appreciate your point of view I have to say you're reading too much into this.

I agree that writing for likes & follows is a bad habit and leads to click-bait articles & a lesser quality, but refusing to show how well your articles did isn't a solution: I want to know if the hours / days I spent writing something paid off by having it be read by as many as possible. It's common sense to me and I don't think imposing your solution to everyone is healthy nor fair.

This is more about celebrating people I appreciate and thanking everyone, and if this bunch of "pixels and bytes" annoys you, then you can always scroll further and avoid it. It shouldn't ruffle your feathers so much.

Again, thanks for the input, I'm sure others share your point of view, but I find it a little unfair.

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K (he/him)

Congratulations and welcome to the 10k club 😬

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Christopher Kade

Thanks πŸ˜‰ it's an honour πŸ˜„

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Jared

That's awesome. Congrats! Keep them posts coming πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Christopher Kade

Thank you Jared !

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Fernando Doglio

Congrats man! That's a great milestone!

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Christopher Kade

Thank you Fernando !

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Wow, that's really awesome amount of readership for your blog posts.

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