The opportunity to Get Noticed!
The world is full of everything. Most of this everything is average. You are a part of it. And I’m too. Many say that we live in a very crowded world with way too much information reaching our minds each day.
Apart of that, there will almost always be somebody who works harder than you. Who is smarter than you. Who tries harder. Who persist more.
This is a little part of the reason why getting noticed is hard.
Yet, from time to time there are opportunities that help you to get noticed. And one of them is now.
Get Noticed! competition
This is the competition created by Maciej Aniserowicz from the devstyle blog. It’s 3rd edition now.
Get Noticed targets programmers and wanna-be programmers. Its goal is to challenge people to get out there and motivate to blog and code. It also gives an opportunity to, as the name says, ‘get noticed’.
The rules are clear and simple. For at least 10 weeks in a row you:
- code some open source project
- blog at least 2 times a week
It’s not easy. But it’s worth it. Why?
Why I’m a part of it?
I want to improve. Whatever I do, I strive to do it well. Because I happen to be a programmer, that’s what I want to growth at.
I’m all about self-development. This is why I build the app that helps you and me never forget things we once acquired (more on this later. Stay tuned!).
I believe in sharing knowledge. As a programmer, I benefit from the community each day. That’s awesome!
Did you know, there is so many free information on the web, you can become a programmer without spending a dime on learning resources?
By developing this project and writing articles around it, I want to give back to the community. One thing, the community deserves it. Another thing: practicing gratitude makes you a happier person.
Last but not least, I believe doing some open-source and blogging is one of the best ways to document, demonstrate and improve skills. I’m sure this will help me to build my career in the long run.
What’s in it for you?
If you like the idea behind this competition, jump in! The deadline is tomorrow.
Next article, I’m going to tell you a story about how you forget things.