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Rahul Jain
Rahul Jain

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How to gain 1000+ stars on an open-source project quickly?

My open-source project Github profile README generator reached 1000+ ⭐️ in less than 45 days 🥳.

It was trending on Github under javascript category🚀

I was scrolling the twitter feed and listening to Blinding Lights when I got the idea of this tool. Never thought that so many developers will find it useful.

The open-source community is amazing. The project on GitHub received two pull requests without even opening an issue.


How I achieved it?

Now the question is How I did it. The strategy I followed is a mix of a few steps which are as follows

1. Cool project README

Project README on Github puts the first impression of the project. To win the battle i.e to gain attention I designed a visually interesting README using gifs, badges, and emojis. It looks like this
github-profile-readme-generator README

2. Post about project on using #showdev

I am quite active on and understands the power of it. So I wrote this article for the same

Guess what, it got 1400+ views. Organic reach is pretty amazing on
You blog post must display the capabilities and uniqueness about the project.

3. Promote the project on other platforms(LinkedIn/Reddit/Discord/Twitter)

I am quite active on LinkedIn too. So I took advantage of this and wrote a post regarding the tool. Organic reach of LinkedIn is amazing too and the post was reaching 1000+ people per hour for the first 12 hours. The post became a hit and reached 24000+ people on LinkedIn.

That's it! and LinkedIn proved out to be a super awesome platform to reach the targetted audience organically.

PS: If you haven't checked out the tool yet, go check it out
🚀 Try the tool - live demo

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🚀 Generate GitHub profile README easily with the latest add-ons like visitors count, GitHub stats, etc using minimal UI.

GitHub Profile Readme Generator

GitHub Profile README Generator

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Tired of editing GitHub Profile README with new features?

This tool provides an easy way to create a GitHub profile readme with the latest add-ons such as visitors count, github stats, etc.

🚀 Demo

Try the tool: GitHub Profile README Generator

🧐 Features

Just fill in the details such as Name, Tagline, Dev Platforms Username, Current Work, Portfolio, Blog, etc. with a minimal UI.

  • Uniform Dev Icons

  • Uniform Social Icons

  • Visitors Counter Badge

  • GitHub Profile Stats Card

  • GitHub Top Skills

  • GitHub Streak Stats

  • Dynamic Dev(.)to Blogs (GitHub Action)

  • Dynamic Medium Blogs (GitHub Action)

  • Dynamic Personal Blogs from RSS Feed (GitHub Action)

  • Wakatime Stats contribute

  • Buy Me A Coffee button

Click on Generate README to get your README in markdown

Top comments (2)

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Akul Goel

Funny that you made another advertisement for it...

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Rahul Jain

LinkedIn post for reference: