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Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Gracie Gregory (she/her)

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What was your win this week?

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Looking back on your week, what was something you're proud of?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„

Happy Friday!

winning!.

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Vitor Paladini • Edited on

You know, I've been blogging on and off for years. I've tried Medium, WordPress, a personal blog with Gatsby but never could make it an habit.

This June I've decided to write for exact 20 minutes everyday, no excuses, and I finally feel like it is starting to get automatic. 20 min is quick enough that I can push through when I don't feel like writing but sums up to about 2 writing hours a week, which is enough for a brief article.

That new habit won me what I believe it was my most read piece of content ever. The funny titled "3 cool CSS tricks to impress your friends at parties" post I did here.

So yeah, that was my major win this week. I feel that DEV as a platform is just what I needed in terms of audience and feedback to keep writing every day and becoming a better developer in the meantime.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

This makes me so happy to read. And I loved your "party tricks" post. A handful of us on the DEV content team really got a kick out of it and found the content super useful. I want to go to those kinds of parties πŸ˜‚ Congrats on your new writing habit, Vitor. Keep it up!

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Shannon Crabill

That was a great article.

And I like your approach of just doing 20 minutes a week. I'll have to give that a try. I've been wanting to blog more, but find myself getting blank screen paralysis and avoiding it entirely.

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Shannon Crabill

Related to this, I toyed with the idea of breaking down blogged into Tweet-sized sections.

As opposed to writing a blog post, it's writing a Tweet's worth of content and taking time later to string them together into a cohesive blog post.

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Vitor Paladini

That sounds interesting. I've tried a lot of different things but so this strategy is what is working best.

The good part about being hard on that 20 min limit is that I started to naturally think about the article that I'm writing during the day, maybe because my brain knows that I don't have much time to put it down.

One thing that makes it hard for me, however, is over-planning my post. If I try to write the next sections without being done with the current I get stuck.

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Shannon Crabill

Yes to over-planning! My draft process is a lot of bullet points of ideas, that I tend shuffle into cohesive sections (hopefully) then flesh out into something readable.

I will say that The Developer's Guide to Content Creation has made the writing process easier. The worksheets there and smaller writing blocks have made finishing a post easier when I take the brain power to get it done.

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Devin Ford

Really enjoyed your article!! Thank you for sharing, and keep on going you’re crushing it!

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Ken Bellows

Well, I had a baby! πŸ‘Ά (Or rather, my wife did!) He was born at 3:03AM this morning, and now we are... tired, mostly, very very tired, but also so happy!

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Peter Kim Frank

Amazing! Congratulations to you, your wife, and the family :)

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Ken Bellows

Thanks! 😁

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Bernard Baker

Congratulations Ken.

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Ken Bellows

Thanks! 😁

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Nick Taylor

Congrats Ken! πŸ‘Ά

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Ken Bellows

Thanks! 😁

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Basti Ortiz • Edited on

After realizing how tedious it was to hack around Webpack just to get some basic build steps to work, I finally got around studying how to use the Gulp task runner!

It was not so bad, to be honest. Compared to Webpack, there were definitely less "hacking" and "workarounds".

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Bernard Baker

Gulp is so much fun.

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Basti Ortiz

Yup! Although the initial configuration of watchers, file compressors, and production logic is insanity, the finer level of control is a breath of fresh air compared to Webpack.

I'm definitely using Gulp more in my future projects. This time, I'll be reusing my old Gulp file to save on time.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

πŸŽ‰

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Waylon Walker

I made my first $1 on my own using webmonetization on DEV

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Hey hey that's awesome!

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spiritupbro

dayummmmm i still $0.03

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Waylon Walker

Just keep posting and sharing sick content.

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spiritupbro

for real

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Maxim Chechenev

That's cool, where do you check how much do you earn? I connected uphold and all looks legit but I see just zeroes :)

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Maxim Chechenev • Edited on

Oh boy, I missed coil.com/ part to setup hah

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Waylon Walker

That part is so that you can contribute to others. If the person viewing your article has could setup it will start sending micro transactions.

Setting up your uphold account is all you need from the creator side.

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Waylon Walker

I sat at zero for a long time. I happen to strike a bit of luck with a trending article that brought in a bunch of micro transactions.

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Nick Taylor

Nice!

Nice

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Lisa Sy (she/her)

I'm getting ready to adopt 2 kittens in the next week, so it's been really busy at home trying to get prepped. But I'm excited :)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Oh my gosh pictures when you have them, please!

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

I refactored a lot of my projects this week πŸŽ‰
A GIF of a Good Boi (Doggo) cleaning house

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Bernard Baker

I've got a project to refactor.

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

Hey that would be fun! I wrote a thread few days back about refactoring, that may help. Here: twitter.com/saurabhcodes/status/12...

Also check out this and other articles by @paulasantamaria they were super helpful to me!

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Devin Ford

As someone who was never really a blogger and always has been interested in tech, I’ve dove head first into both programming and blogging and I’m loving it!

This week I created a list for CSS resources for beginners in an attempt to help people where I struggled and hopefully save them some headache and it blew up!

It was super cool and I’m very proud to have been recognized with this badge from this amazing platform! Thank you all so much for providing such an incredible outlet!


CSS Badge

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Emilie Ma

Somehow managed to get a bunch of new users for my app, and somehow also won the GFTW hackathon! It's been a crazy week :)

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Ben Holmes

Had a pretty huge win this week: after months of designing + over-engineering, I finally released v3 of my personal site!

This was a pretty big undertaking, since I challenged myself to make a statically generated, JAMStack-ified SPA using zero frameworks or component libraries.

Hope to get going on some posts explaining what I learned along the way (other than... don't try this at home πŸ˜†). For now...

Check out the README for an explanation of the build tool

Visit the live site to boost my SEO

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Vicente Reyes

Cool site!!

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Bernard Baker

Nice

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Jayendran Arumugam • Edited on

Hi @graciegregory , I joined Dev.to just recently previous month after seeing all the fabulous contents from all the developers.With this I'm super excited today that my first ever Dev Post was won 1st prize in a big competition called Azure Dev Stories across India. And the 1st prize is a grand Surface Book 2 😍 Thanks so much for Dev platform. Here is my blog dev.to/jayendran/serverless-predic...

Dev.to is my part of my life now !!

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Heiker • Edited on

My series of posts "Functional programming for your everyday javascript" is now available as observable notebooks (is like a normal post but with live code snippets). Anyway, it was really fun to do. Here is the link.

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Kostia Palchyk

This week two of my articles got accepted into publications! πŸ™Œ

Thats the first time someone accepts my writing πŸ™‚

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Doaa Mahely

That's awesome, congrats!

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Doaa Mahely

My coworker and I thought of a new feature and challenged ourselves to implement it within the day, hackathon-style. It was a lot of fun and we ended up creating our PRs in about 3 hours πŸ₯³

I also found the time to post an article:

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JoelBonetR

Setting 5 silly support tickets addressed to IT department as "Rejected" what also means "not my job, learn to do yours". It's kinda satisfying doing this between solving issues and developing new features don't you think so?

It's also funny when you read a support request from a company member from another department that tells you "I can't find this order but searching on the computer of the person sitting next to me it shows, please fix it" and you can set a REJECTED with a comment like "please, clear your filters before adding a new one because they can be exclusive".

Another win this week was to finish my post about CSS which obviously will need time to re-read and add things as it's an extense (and dense) matter but here it is for all you :)

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manulangat1

I finally started blogging, been postponing since May. Looking to grow and blog more.

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Nick Taylor

Borat saying Great Success!

🌚 Browsing with dark mode makes you a better developer.

It's a scientific fact.