It was Pi day 2020 (3/14/2020). I had made a simple Pi digit game, where you enter as many digits of pi as you can, and it tells you if they are correct. I looked at repl talk and boom Coder100's Pi day post
As I read it I saw a single line that stood out to me:
Create a project in any language related to 𝜋!
There was my opportunity to post it. I nervously asked Coder100 to look at it and linked the project (you can view it below)
It is and was a very simple game, this was basically my first interaction with repl talk EVER, I went on to say hello in the welcome thread and got on with it, making projects to post, and finally, FINALLY, actually interacting with repl talk.
I participated in Repl.it's 9th code jam, and to do that, I had to create a Discord account... I then proceeded to join the Repl.it Discord community, which was full of all the repl talk users, and it was more active. I started spending more, and more time on there until I became noticed.
Around this time I made the Zwackoverflow (zwack is a admin on the server, and someone suggested zwack overflow as a joke) logo, that got me my first pin, and started my art designing hobby. I made custom logos, and other things further increasing my like of art.
In this time I started pumping out "meh" projects. They started to get better along with my programming over time.
Eventually I hit gold and got a post on trending.... I'll talk about that in part 4 of this series.