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Cody Pearce

Congrats! That's a big number.

Looks like you have accounts on a lot of different content sites (Medium, Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, etc), do you have any thoughts on the differences between those platforms and Dev.to in regard to followers?

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Ask Me Anything

Good question.

In the beginning, I focused mostly on Instagram but It got that one post that would skyrocket me.
Then I wanted to stream while coding on twitch. Meh, it was okay but you don't get stuff done because I would interact with the chat and yeah I like to get stuff done. Medium is just a copy and paste job from dev.to if I don't forget it.

Right now my main focus is dev.to and twitter.
I would love to do more on YouTube.

Regarding the followers. hmm yeah, it really depends.
I think dev.to just fits me the best because I can write longer than on any other platform except medium. Also, dev.to is focused on development. Everybody posts on medium so you need to be featured by some of the aggregation sites these days to get any views.

Also usually the quality of comments on dev.to is higher than on any other platform.

I hope that helped you!
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions 😊

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Talha Mansoor

Thank you for the detailed response.

Right now my main focus is dev.to and twitter.

Benefits of dev.to are self-evident, which you have so eloquently described. But how does twitter help you? What do you expect to gain from twitter?

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Ask Me Anything

Comparing Instagram, Facebook, and twitter and where most developers write then you will find that most user twitter.

All of them have the problem that they are too crowded and it is hard to stand out if you are not doing it for 10 years.

But still, most frameworks and people have a twitter account :)

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Talha Mansoor

All of them have the problem that they are too crowded and it is hard to stand out if you are not doing it for 10 years.

Right, too crowded and too noisy. You hit the nail on the head.

But still, most frameworks and people have a twitter account :)

I suspect a lot of it has to with the inertia and herd mentality. No one wants to miss out, even though they are unclear about the value and dividend it has to offer.

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Ask Me Anything

Also, Instagram is about pictures and Facebook now is for old people 🀣

Now but in general I think developers just like text more than beautiful pictures.

I don't want to read blurred pictures of text because Instagram compression is so heavy.

So it also has to do with the format.