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Discussion on: What I Learned From 100 Days of Code

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Ujjwal Goyal

Nicely written! I'm a few weeks into the 100DaysOfCode challenge myself, any tips that you could share on how to write more blogs and socialize online? I'd like to write, but I just can't figure out what to.

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Timothy Merritt Author

One of the best things you can do is to reach out when you see an opportunity to help someone else. When you learn a concept, explaining it to someone else helps to solidify it for yourself, and has the added benefit of giving someone a hand.

That said, write about anything you find interesting. Learn a new quirk in a given language you found weird/cool/maddening? Write a post about it! Did you go through a tough process trying to figure something out? Write about it! I guarantee whatever you’ve gone through, by putting it down and sharing it you’ll be helping someone else out who stumbles upon it. And if you feel you don’t have a ton to say, focus on microblogging on Twitter, or just writing more conversation starting posts here on DEV. The community here especially is very warm and welcoming.

Good luck and keep at it!

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Ujjwal Goyal

How exactly do I find people who need help? Writing posts is one thing, but actively helping out someone who needs it is another. Still trying to figure out Twitter. Thanks for the input!

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Timothy Merritt Author

As you learn you’ll get more comfortable with certain topics. When you’re scrolling through Dev, Twitter, etc., and you see someone asking about something you know about, reply to them with what you know. You might not always have the “best” answer, but you’ll still be doing yourself and the person asking a favor.

For twitter, I recommend starting out by searching with the hashtags #100DaysOfCode, #DEVCommunity, #webdev, or #codenewbie, and following interesting people you find who’ve used the hashtag. Check out who they follow, what kind of issues they’re tweeting about, and just follow the rabbit hole based on what you’re interested in. For me, that’s accessibility and open source topics related to web development, so I follow a lot of people who work/play in those areas.

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Ujjwal Goyal

Will try this, thanks!