Over 1000 Followers
K 👓 Jun 28
So it finally happend, I got over 1000 followers here on dev.to :)
Thank you for your interest in my articles!
It also helped me to become a better developer. I started to get a firmer grip on the concepts when trying to explain them and I also started to question my practices after discussions. I even wrote a bunch of unit tests for a project I work on right now and it already catched a few bugs. :)
I think I gotten better at writing English. Always had a D in school, I was only worse at history, lol.
It also showed me that sometimes you have to work longer on things. Took over a year until someone asked me if I could write an article for their publication.
I also had an interview where they told me "Ah good that you blog, so I can add technical writing to your skills", didn't even know this was a skill somebody would care about.
Yesterday my React tutorial React From Zero also got a surge of stars, this is the project I'm working the longest time. Sure I only did a few commits over the years, nothing fancy new happening, but I always tried to keep it fresh. Now it got hundreds of likes and even became the second most starred tutorial on GitHub.
Few days ago I created a Patreon page, maybe somebody cares? I don't know much about how Patreon works.
Anyway, thanks again!