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

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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.

Keep an eye out for tomorrow's article, subscribe to my newsletter to not miss it!

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!

Jatin Rao's photo

Congrats Chris πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

You were really an inspiration for me too & We're looking forward to reading more awesome blog posts coming from you πŸ˜€

Keep Rocking πŸ€˜πŸš€

Chris Bongers's photo

Thanks Jatin, means a lot coming from you πŸ€˜πŸ‘

Monica Lent's photo

Congrats on this awesome milestone Chris, looking forward to the next 200 during the second wave πŸ˜‚

Chris Bongers's photo

Thank you Monica!

Haha yes, this second wave will be good for another batch of articles πŸ˜‚

Victoria Lo's photo

Wow wow wow! This is just amazing! You're really the role model for every dev blogger! Wishing you continuous success in personal and bloggin :)

Chris Bongers's photo

Omg, that's so cool, thank you! Let's hope keeping up the streak works out.

Bolaji Ayodeji's photo

You're amazing Chris Bongers, keep sharing! 🎊

Chris Bongers's photo

Thanks Bolaji! Will do 🀟

Skay's photo

Brilliant Chris!! That's quiet a lot of achievement since March 😍 I'm prompted to write my own post, since my journey is very similar to yours. Except that I have far little accomplishments 😁

Many congratulations on your engagement. Infact, I'm just beginning my job hunt in Canada. Also, involved with few freelance projects in between while entertaining a 4-year old 😊

Chris Bongers's photo

Wow Skay, your doing such an amazinng job! And entertaining a 4 year old is just so rewarding on it’s own 🀘🀘

Aman Tyagi's photo

Now that's called utilizing time in the best way!

Amazing journey Chris, You're an inspiration to all of us,

Best wishes for future posts!

Chris Bongers's photo

Thanks! Will keep them up 🀘

Ameen's photo

Congrats , you were one of my personal inspiration to start blogging

looking forward to your upcoming article

Chris Bongers's photo

Awesome, so nice to see I inspired someone

Matthias Kupperschmidt's photo

pretty awesome and surely inspirational. I salute you for pulling this through..not only the blog. πŸ›³οΈ (emoji of an unstoppable oil super tanker, you get the metaphor)

Chris Bongers's photo

Thanks Matthias!

Hoping to get some breathing room soon for side projects πŸ‘€

Jome Favourite's photo

Wow! 200 articles is a lot πŸ‘

Well, I've learnt a lot during this lock down. Improved on CSS and Javascript. Learning Tailwindcss currently.

Chris Bongers's photo

Thanks, Tailwind is amazing! Still busy learning it myself.

Jome Favourite's photo

Yh it's been amazing so far Chris Bongers

deeni buba's photo

Just busy with coding and I will say am better than last year I can feel it the lockdown is an opportunity for only those who understand, and thanks alot for the blogs you always make my day and u keep me motivated to explore more ✊

Chris Bongers's photo

Thank you, glad you like my blog

Cool you're keeping busy!

Ghanendra Yadav's photo

Congratulation Chris,

I have sold my bike to buy hosting for my newly created blogs and learn SEO.

Chris Bongers's photo

Ah man sorry to hear you had to sell your bike, but awesome your in blogging now!

Tapas Adhikary's photo

Chris Bongers, Congratulations to you and Nicole. Your achievements are very inspiring!

On the blogging side, it clearly shows what being consistent can give you back! Extremely happy to see you successful there. Wish you continue the rhythm and do great in the future, my friend.

Chris Bongers's photo

Thank you so much, that means a lot to me! Will definitely keep up the writing for as long as possible!

Might have to drop off for some days when we get married πŸ˜…

Ana Vela's photo

Amazing, inspiring work! Congrats!!

Chris Bongers's photo

Thank you Ana! πŸ™‡β€β™‚οΈ

Alyssa Holland's photo

Wow! What amazing milestones and achievements that you have accomplished during this time. It’s great to read about successes like this. As a new blogger, I have appreciated your positivity and encouragement.

Congrats Chris! I look forward seeing all the new and awesome things you accomplish going forward πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Chris Bongers's photo

Awesome you’ve been doing very well yourself πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Rasio Ganang Atmaja's photo

Wow congratulation Chris, that is the productive thing during the lockdown.

Chris Bongers's photo

Make the best out of this 2020 show πŸ˜‚

Prateek Aher's photo

Hats-off to your consistency, Chris.

Chris Bongers's photo

Thank you Prateek πŸ™πŸ€˜

Peter Thaleikis's photo

Awesome, congrats to the 200th article! What an achievement! You definitely used the quarantine time well! πŸŽ‰οΈ πŸŽ‰οΈ πŸŽ‰οΈ

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Chris Bongers's photo

Peter Thaleikis for sure, was actually talking about the actual engagement to my fiance haha πŸ˜‚

Peter Thaleikis's photo

ohhh hahaha. LOL

Rahul's photo

Waiting for more posts. πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Chris Bongers's photo

Always more coming, thanks Rahul nr1 fan since day one

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Chris Bongers's photo

That's awesome! So productive as well.


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