Hey friends 👋
Yes, this happened. Even though I've joined DEV on Aug 7, 2018, I’ve only been writing on DEV for a total of maybe 9.5 months. I’ve written a total of 12 posts (including this one). There are many more in my drafts page, waiting to be revisited and hoping to see the light one day. My Postwoman project is one of the reasons why I was able to accomplish this figure.
This post is dedicated to my first ever #AskMeAnything. You can ask me anything in comment box and I'll answer them.
"Pay your rent from open source 💸" is my favorite article I wrote so far.
Pay your rent from open source 💸
Liyas Thomas ・ Sep 23 '19 ・ 5 min read
Here's some of the major takeaways I found while writing:
- Keep it under 4 minutes long
- Don’t be too descriptive (people like to skim)
- List form articles do best
- Develop click-bait headings
- Comment on interested and relevant articles
- You have to engage and you have to do it more than others to grow faster
- Respond to every comment you receive
Keep these points in mind and you’ll be developing the perfect content for DEV.
I'm writing a book: De-Coding The Passion Project 📘
Liyas Thomas ・ May 24 '20 ・ 2 min read
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Top comments (23)
What have you learned about open source since launching Postwoman?
Here's some of the things I realized lately regarding open source:
Last week Postwoman crossed $500+ in purely donations 🎉
There's lot more to convey, I'll prolly write a post on this in upcoming weeks.
Would love to read this article!
Congratulations !! how to become full-stack dev from a beginner ?
Start by making / copying and editing small projects. Follow tutorials and contribute to open source projects. Repos like github.com/danistefanovic/build-yo... helped me a lot.
One of the most misunderstood word in tech is "Full-stack". Be sure what you really want. This Dev post will be a start: dev.to/ajascha/becoming-a-full-sta...
thank you ♥
Congrats on the 10k! It's been super inspiring to see all the cool ideas and things you've created - crazy to see Postwoman approaching 20k stars already 🎉
Thank you for all the support 🙌✨
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What type of articles do you most like seeing on DEV? Which do you least like seeing?
I like new tutorials, pro-tips, articles on devs both professional and personal life, success and failure stories etc.
I don't like repeated and similar tutorials (I wish there's a "duplicate of" button like stackoverflow on DEV)
I'm a beginner. I find it hard to code my ideas. What can I do?
There are a 100+ ways to turn your idea into a product. If you find difficulties in coding you can go with no-code solutions. "No code" have gained quite a traction over the past few months and will be staying for a while. The current state of No code allows you to create a full-stack application within minutes with little or no technical knowledge.
I strongly recommend this.
I stan so much 😭✨ ✨ ✨ ✨
You're the only writer I truely feel clicking the unicorn for.
Thank you ❤️
I literally don't have any idea what that "🦄" icon really mean 😄
10,000 is a great achievement.
I just want to congratulate you.
P.S. postwoman.io is an amazing thing you built.
I admire the open source community and especially my team + contributors from around the world 💯✌️
Wow, Congratulations for 10k followers! 😮👏 Postwoman is really a big project that I have seen in dev in front of my eyes. It's really an achievement and you deserve it!
Thank you for the encouragement. I appreciate the whole PW team + contributors ❤️