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I wrote 200 articles during lockdown, what did you do? ๐Ÿค”

Chris Bongers
Looking to get into development? As a full-stack developer I guide you on this journey and give you bite sized tips every single day ๐Ÿ‘Š
Originally published at daily-dev-tips.com ใƒปUpdated on ใƒป3 min read

Nice, my clickbait title got your attention!

I've been in South Africa for those who know me, and we have been in lockdown since March! (Still ongoing).

Today was the day I was supposed to fly back, but a lockdown in The Netherlands happened... So still in South Africa!

As a celebration, I wanted to share my wins during this lockdown and inspire you.
No matter what the situation is, you can make the best of it!

Lockdown life

Personal wins

  • ๐Ÿ’ I got engaged to Nicole!
  • โœ๏ธ I finally started my long-delayed tech blog.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป I managed to get a new job, Which I started on the 1st of October.
  • ๐Ÿ• We got Yaatree and got her to Dog Manners 1 already.
  • ๐Ÿ’ธ I managed to create an investment portfolio.
  • ๐Ÿคฉ Made many new online and offline friends.
  • ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ We went on many exciting hikes!
  • ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Ran 145,3KM, Follow me on Strava.
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Launched a Discord for South African Developers

Blog wins

  • ๐Ÿฅณ This is my 200th article!
  • ๐Ÿ”‘ I wrote every single day.
  • ๐Ÿ’Œ 234 people subscribed to my mailing list!
  • ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ 17,293 Users, with 32,718 Pageviews!
  • ๐Ÿฆ 1829 Followers on Twitter
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ 627 Followers on Instagram

How did you do it?

I get asked regularly how I get to such consistency, how I come up with articles, etc.

Keep an eye out for tomorrow's article, subscribe to my newsletter to not miss it!

Check out this article on the secret to my writing process.

Top 10 Articles as of today

  1. Vanilla JavaScript Modal Pop-up
  2. Goodbye comments, welcome Webmentions ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  3. Top 10 Chrome extensions for developers ๐Ÿ‘€
  4. I made my website 28ms faster with content-visibility ๐Ÿค“
  5. Vanilla JavaScript event listener on Multiple elements
  6. Vanilla JavaScript Drag n Drop
  7. ๐Ÿ›‘ Stop using pixels in CSS
  8. CSS Flip Cards
  9. 5 full-stack projects to add to your portfolio before 2020 ends ๐Ÿคฏ
  10. Meet Monica Lent, a self-employed software engineer

Thank you

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for reading my articles, subscribing to my newsletter, sharing my content.

I will keep posting content and hope to inspire you.

Thank you!

And please stay safe, people!

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Karan Gandhi

Nothing

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Chris Bongers Author

Absolutely fine ๐ŸคŸ
Selfcare and relaxing might be the most powerful tool we have!

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Tyler Auerbeck

๐Ÿ’ฏ percent this. Congrats on getting all of this accomplished (and congrats to anyone else who is just holding it together!).

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Sandor Dargo

The best movie ever.

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Karan Gandhi

Indeed.

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Bobby Iliev • Edited

Great job! ๐Ÿ™Œ

  • ๐ŸŒŠ I reached almost 3k contributions on the DigitalOcean community forum
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป I've posted nearly 60 posts on the DevDojo site
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ Reached 200+ subs on my small YouTube channel that I started recently
  • ๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ’ป Reached 1000 reactions and 50k views on Dev
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Chris Bongers Author

Wow, very impressive Bobby!

Nice to see some Laravel articles! ๐ŸคŸ

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Bobby Iliev

Thanks Chris! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Waylon Walker

๐Ÿ‘ Congrats Chris. I too started a new role on Oct 1!

I started ramping up my blog back in NOV 2019 and pushed through quarantine, but honestly with two kids in the house I think quarantine made it more difficult for me to keep going.

I finally hit a breaking point when kids went back to school something needed cut, so I dropped off of all social and blogging. I had no idea it was going to be this long for things to settle in by I am slowly getting back to making some posts.

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Chris Bongers Author

Can totally imagine, i was very privileged with a supporting fiance and no kids.

Awesome hope you enjoyed the first 2 days of the new job?

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Waylon Walker

Pretty much the same job, more responsibility will roll in soon.

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Chris Bongers Author

Amazing, its a privilege to get new jobs in these times ๐Ÿ™

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Waylon Walker

๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Sandor Dargo

Congrats man! Great job!

I've built Daily C++ Interview, published Cmake Project Creator at the beginning of #Hacktoberfest, and now I'm working on a new page/newsletter to share the best books you can read as a developer - this latter one is still under construction.

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Chris Bongers Author

Awesome, you've been busy there!
Amazing work ๐ŸคŸ

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Liu YongLiang

The clickbait worked :)
Looking forward to your tips & tricks on how to keep a consistent writing schedule (daily?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ )

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Chris Bongers Author

Haha yes, sorry not sorry, decided it was time to do a clickbait one since it was an accomplishment.

I just started a new job so hoping the daily scheduled will keep fitting ๐ŸคŸ

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Swastik Baranwal

Will be showcasing what all I did at the end of the year.

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Chris Bongers Author

Awesome, looking forward to it!

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Swastik Baranwal

Its too early to tell just now you know :)

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Chris Bongers Author

Will wait eagerly

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Harish Kotra (he/him)

Impressive!

Half way through the lock-down I've decided to finally get going with my channel where I make videos on no-code tools. I've made 25 so far and it is hard!

youtube.com/c/HarishKotra/videos

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Chris Bongers Author

Wow amazing, I only did my first video a week ago and it took too much time haha.

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Matteo Bruni • Edited

I made these during all the COVID-19 emergency: github.com/matteobruni/tsparticles
github.com/matteobruni/object-gui

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Chris Bongers Author

Wow nice! Good work ๐ŸคŸ

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Chad Alen

Just wondering do you make any money off your blogs or do you write them for fun?

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Chris Bongers Author

All for fun, I did get a free shirt and some stickers ๐Ÿ˜‚
But it's mainly costing money in tools + server setup etc.

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Moustafa Mahmoud

console.log(hello world) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Chris Bongers Author

You forgot the quotes there ๐Ÿ˜‚

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***

This guy writes

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Chris Bongers Author

Thanks! ๐ŸคŸ

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โ˜ฎ๏ธโœ๏ธโ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰โ˜ธ๏ธโœก๏ธโ˜ฏ๏ธ

congrats, you've been busy. give your self a pat on the back. don't forget to rest before your tired!

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Chris Bongers Author

Thanks, thatโ€™s golden advice ๐Ÿค˜

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Thomas

I worked. Got to pay the house.

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Chris Bongers Author

Also very important!

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Krypton

Wow! Awesome ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคฉ

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Chris Bongers Author

Thank you ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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devcoder

i started my journey of web dev, went from knowing nothing at all to HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, and just dipping into REACT

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Chris Bongers Author

Wow amazing all wihtin lockdown?

What a goal, letโ€™s celebrate that as well ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ

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Zen

Wow ๐Ÿฅณ

It's motivate me for writing more... I was share this post to my writing Community...

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Chris Bongers Author

Awesome, glad it motivated you to write more!
I in return get inspired by comments like this to write more and better ๐ŸคŸ

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Dan

Good for you sir! I hope you continue to write such incredible articles!

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Chris Bongers Author

I hope so too, it keeps myself so on top of learning and growing myself

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Jason Melton

Congrats! I've been enjoying your stuff. Keep up the good work!

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Chris Bongers Author

Thanks Jason, will do.
Can't wait to celebrate one year of blogging.

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Chris Bongers Author

Awesome, and finally someone showcasing data science!

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Javier Zambrano Ferreira

I spent more time with my family. :)

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Chris Bongers Author

Family time is amazing, itโ€™s nice something so bad can have such a beautiful impact ๐Ÿฅฐ