Hello! Sloan, DEV Moderator and resident mascot, back with another question submitted by a DEV community member. 🦥
For those unfamiliar with the series, this is another installment of Sloan's Inbox. You all send in your questions, I ask them on your behalf anonymously, and the community chimes in to offer advice. Whether it's career development, office politics, industry trends, or improving technical skills, we cover all sorts of topics here. If you want to send in a question or talking point to be shared anonymously via Sloan, that'd be great; just scroll down to the bottom of the post for details on how.
So, let's get down to business...
I'm a beginner dev and when I see others writing about development, sharing tutorials, and posting about their follower count growing, it occasionally gives me anxiety. It makes me feel like being just a developer isn't enough, and that I need to participate in communities or build my online presence in order to become successful. Is it possible to be a successful dev and get a job without writing blog posts or being regularly active online?
Share your thoughts and lets help a fellow DEV member out! Remember to keep kind and stay classy. 💚
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