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Show off with Github's README

Elizabeth Villalejos
["Full-stack web dev", "Chihuahua Mom🐶", "Currently Looking for Dev Role"]
・2 min read

Github now allow us to create a README file for our profile to display whatever fancies us. How about taking advantage of this feature to show off a little? Here are a few very cool tools I found to take your README to the next level.

Creating your README ⚒️

In case you don't have a personal README, it's as easy as creating a new repository that’s the same name as your username.

Now off to the code 🧰

Github Readme Stats

Show all of your numbers in a cool personalizable image. It lists the total of your commits, stars, PR's, issues.
You can look at the repo with instructions here.

Waka time updates

Waka time is a plugin for your editor that can help you track how much time you're spending coding. It's important to notice that it won't track the time your editor is open, but the actual time you spend writing on it.
You can look at the Github Action here.

Show off your languages

I also found a really cool Github Action that automatically groups your projects by language in a nifty table that gets loaded into your README.
You can look at the Github Action here.

Even more stats!

I have a thing with stats and tables, sorry. This Github Action shows you cool things like your most productive time of day, whether you are an early bird or a night owl, favorite languages you code in and more.You can look at it here.

Hook up your blog posts too!

There's this great Github Action that allows you to update dynamically your README each time you write a new blog post. It works with Dev.To, Medium, Wordpress, StackOverflow and many more. You can look at it here.


I hope you found this helpful, stay safe and please remember to take a break.

Got something to add? Please feel free to reach out for any question, comment, meme or dog photos swap.

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Andrew Baisden

Yours has cool animations it really makes it stand out. This is how mine looks at the moment.

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Elizabeth Villalejos Author

I really like it. It looks very aesthetically pleasing.

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Waylon Walker

I like the animations that you have on yours.

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Elizabeth Villalejos Author

Thank you. Yours looks pretty cool!

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Waylon Walker

🙏 Thank you very much!

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Waylon Walker

I am using a netlify redirect to "dynamically" update my post to the latest post.

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