2018 was my first year as a tech blogger.
This experience was intense and surprisingly positive.
So, the purpose of this article is to explain you why I started my blog and give you few numbers about my year.
I play with Ruby since quite long time.
My day-to-day work is more and more efficient thanks to all these developers that share their knowledges and try to enhance existing libraries, frameworks, etc..
I always wanted to pay it forward to the Ruby & Ruby on Rails community, globally.
The common way to do so would be to become a Ruby/Rails/Gem committer.
But for my background — as C/C++ teacher — knowledge sharing was more fitted to my personality.
Also, I always loved to share during all the missions that I’ve done as a Ruby on Rails freelancer in Paris.
Finally, I always had an appetite for writing.
For all these reasons, it seemed more natural to pay it forward by opening a blog about Ruby.
So, I opened my Medium blog in march 2018. 🚀
2018 in numbers
This year was beyond my expectations in many points.
Today I’d like to share a set of metrics with you:
52 articles 📖
I released 52 articles between March and December 2018.
The most prolific month was March with a total of 12 articles.
~30 000 words ✍️
I wrote about 30000 words. This is the equivalent of a novel.
~1.5M views 👀
A million and half views so far ! When I started my blog in March I’d never imagine this..
4 appearances in the RubyWeekly 📧
As the RubyWeekly is the most important newsletter about Ruby, it was great to appear on it.
2 articles RT by Matz 💪
I know.. This one isn’t a real metric. But it’s always a pleasure to see your work validated by the creator of Ruby.
Also, I had a chat with a lot of great people, got a lot of feedback and the most important one: helped a lot of Rubyists on their day-to-day work.
Goals of 2019
I have 2 main goals related to knowledge sharing in 2019
100 articles on Medium
My first goal will be to write a minimum of 100 articles.
Indeed, by writing 52 articles I found my style. This means that I’m way more efficient at writing tech articles.
Also, I’ll start to write about Rack, Rake, Ruby on Rails and RubyGem.
The big challenge here is to keep to same level of quality when doubling the number of released articles.
Rubycademy.com is a platform when I’m going to share my knowledge about Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
This platform will work in a particular way:
1- you pass a test of 10 questions about Ruby or Rails
2- a Path composed of 10 screencasts + ASCIIcasts— based on the result of the test — is generated for you.
Also there will be a set of pre-generated Paths for beginners or axed on a particular notion.
My goal is to release the platform in February 2019.
Please, feel free to visit the following website and let your email to keep in touch and get access to the beta version.
May I have your attention please 🎤🎤
Feel free to subscribe here: www.rubycademy.com
Xmas Gift: Xmas Tree in 30 LOC
Before leaving this page, have a look to the following code gist
Feel free to try it and send me a recursive implementation of this algorithm. :-)