Alright, I know these posts are annoying but I just wanted to express how great this platform is & thank everyone for making it grow so much week after week.
Christopher Kade 🐻@christo_kadeI've finally reached 10k followers on @ThePracticalDev ! Extremely thankful for the community they have built and I'm excited for the future 🥳10:54 AM - 29 Oct 2019
I've been able to improve on my technical writing skills & share some things I'm passionate about. Here are some people I look up to, motivating me to improve post after post, either because they teach a whole lot or because they have a positive influence on our community:
Lastly, allow me to list some of my favorite articles I wrote in the last 2 years ❤️
Christopher Kade ・ Oct 24 '19 ・ 5 min read
Thanks to you, I now have an amazing list of tools I use on a weekly basis:
What's one resource most devs don't know that you use regularly?
Christopher Kade ・ Jun 4 '19 ・ 1 min read
One of my most successful articles, about something I was afraid of just a few years ago:
Up your Git game and clean up your history
Christopher Kade ・ Jun 18 '19 ・ 7 min read
Some tips on improving how we write components:
Tips to write elegant and resilient components
Christopher Kade ・ Aug 8 '19 ・ 4 min read
And my very first article on this platform, it's NOT good but I'm glad it started there:
Defining quality requirements for a project
Christopher Kade ・ Jan 30 '18 ・ 2 min read
Thanks again ❤️
Top comments (12)
Congrats! I think more impressive than the 10k followers are your 4.5k reactions with just 20 posts. That's a very good metric to indicate the value your brought to the platform.
Thank you so much Alberto ! You're really kind to say that 😄
Followers are mostly a vanity metric, but I like to watch them rise too, haha. 😂
As much as I appreciate your point of view I have to say you're reading too much into this.
I agree that writing for likes & follows is a bad habit and leads to click-bait articles & a lesser quality, but refusing to show how well your articles did isn't a solution: I want to know if the hours / days I spent writing something paid off by having it be read by as many as possible. It's common sense to me and I don't think imposing your solution to everyone is healthy nor fair.
This is more about celebrating people I appreciate and thanking everyone, and if this bunch of "pixels and bytes" annoys you, then you can always scroll further and avoid it. It shouldn't ruffle your feathers so much.
Again, thanks for the input, I'm sure others share your point of view, but I find it a little unfair.
Congratulations and welcome to the 10k club 😬
Thanks 😉 it's an honour 😄
That's awesome. Congrats! Keep them posts coming 👍🏼👍🏼
Thank you Jared !
Congrats man! That's a great milestone!
Thank you Fernando !
Wow, that's really awesome amount of readership for your blog posts.