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Discussion on: I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

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Kim Arnett 

What's one of the hardest lessons you learned prior to your success with TPD? Or even during... :)

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Ben Halpern Ask Me Anything

Patience! Before starting this whole project, I let my own projects come and go too quickly. Before starting The Practical Dev, I told myself I'd have to pick something that I'd still be willing to commit to even if success took ten years.

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Matt Lancaster

I still haven't found "that" project yet :)

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Ben Halpern Ask Me Anything

I'd look for something super low key and maintainable. Something that delivers actual value to, like, 10 people now and not theoretical value to 1,000,000 people in three years and with $15m in funding. Simple, maintainable projects with room enough to grow out to be complicated beasts.

For the record, this project has become a complicated beast, but it happened naturally.