I wrote 200 articles during lockdown, what did you do? πŸ€”


Celebrate my small and big wins with me.

4 Oct, 2020 Β· 2 min read

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I’ve been in South Africa for those who know me, and we have been in lockdown since March! (Still ongoing).

Today was the day I was supposed to fly back, but a lockdown in The Netherlands happened… So still in South Africa!

As a celebration, I wanted to share my wins during this lockdown and inspire you. No matter what the situation is, you can make the best of it!

Lockdown life

Personal wins

  • πŸ’ I got engaged to Nicole!
  • ✍️ I finally started my long-delayed tech blog.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» I managed to get a new job, Which I started on the 1st of October.
  • πŸ• We got Yaatree and got her to Dog Manners 1 already.
  • πŸ’Έ I managed to create an investment portfolio.
  • 🀩 Made many new online and offline friends.
  • πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ We went on many exciting hikes!
  • πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Ran 145,3KM, Follow me on Strava.
  • πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Launched a Discord for South African Developers

Blog wins

  • πŸ₯³ This is my 200th article!
  • πŸ”‘ I wrote every single day.
  • πŸ’Œ 234 people subscribed to my mailing list!
  • πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ 17,293 Users, with 32,718 Pageviews!
  • 🐦 1829 Followers on Twitter
  • πŸ“Έ 627 Followers on Instagram

How did you do it?

I get asked regularly how I get to such consistency, how I come up with articles, etc.

Check out this article on the secret to my writing process.

Top 10 Articles as of today

  1. Vanilla JavaScript Modal Pop-up
  2. Goodbye comments, welcome Webmentions πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ
  3. Top 10 Chrome extensions for developers πŸ‘€
  4. I made my website 28ms faster with content-visibility πŸ€“
  5. Vanilla JavaScript event listener on Multiple elements
  6. Vanilla JavaScript Drag n Drop
  7. πŸ›‘ Stop using pixels in CSS
  8. CSS Flip Cards
  9. 5 full-stack projects to add to your portfolio before 2020 ends 🀯
  10. Meet Monica Lent, a self-employed software engineer

Thank you

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for reading my articles, subscribing to my newsletter, sharing my content.

I will keep posting content and hope to inspire you.

Thank you!

And please stay safe, people!

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