Today started off great with a rejuvenating, donation-based yoga class in Balboa Park. After that I was feeling quite zen, and worked on an upcoming article for the freeCodeCamp developer blog at a local coffee shop.

Earlier this year, in March 2021 to be precise, I wrote an article for freeCodeCamp's blog called Boost Your Programming Skills by Reading Git's Code. Writing for them is cool because once they approve you as an author, you can benefit in several ways:

  1. Make use of their large readership to generate website traffic: I received a traffic boost on Initial Commit by adding relevant links in the article back to this website.
  2. Increase your social audience: freeCodeCamp is very active on Twitter and posted my article once every few weeks for a while. This generated about 500 Twitter followers for my account in the span of a few months.
  3. Boost your SEO: freeCodeCamp allows insertion of do-follow backlinks, so you can increase your site's domain authority and "link juice" by linking back from their highly authoritative site.

But I digress... The article I'm writing now is called "The Programming Guide I Wish I Had When I Started Learning to Code." It will discuss a series of 14 concepts, programming languages, and tools that developers should be aware of at the beginning of their coding journey. I can only hope this article will be as successful as the last!

Tomorrow, I will provide an update on how the ad campaigns I've been running for my book sales are doing. Good night!