My open-source project Github profile README generator reached 1000+ ⭐️ in less than 45 days 🥳.
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.
- Nat Friedman CEO of GitHub followed me on twitter.
- Thorsten Lünborg, a member of the Vuejs core team even starred the repository🙇.
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
2. Post about project on Dev.to using #showdev
I am quite active on dev.to and understands the power of it. So I wrote this article for the same
Github profile README generator with addons like visitors-count, github-stats etc
Rahul Jain ・ Jul 16 '20 ・ 1 min read
Guess what, it got 1400+ views. Organic reach is pretty amazing on dev.to.
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! Dev.to 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
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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
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Just fill in the details such as
Dev Platforms Username,
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
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Top comments (2)
Funny that you made another advertisement for it...
LinkedIn post for reference: linkedin.com/posts/rahuldkjain_ope...