One year ago, I joined the DEV community. It was kind of random. I wanted to write more often and was testing other platforms too (CodePen and Medium).
DEV's editor seemed easier to use, and the community larger and welcoming... although I must admit that I was a bit wary, as my first impression was of DEV as a techy version of BuzzFeed.
Fun fact: one of the reasons why I opted for DEV was because I was thinking of developing a personal blog, and it allowed a canonical link... and then I barely ever used that option 😅
My initial monthly goal was writing 2 posts and recording a video... and while I miserably failed at the video part –I'm too self-aware of my voice, and the few videos I recorded are boooooring and only have elevator music–, the writing part was a little bit more successful:
- 60 written posts.
- 55 published posts.
- 200 received comments.
- 250 written comments.
DEV being such a nice platform for blogging and writing, encouraged me to write even more than I initially expected. And in the process, I had to do research, reading, and a lot of learning... which is nice.
So, thanks DEV for providing the platform and the community... And here it is for one more year of writing 🥂