I wanted to ask you all and would like to know how much has having a Twitter account helped you with your coding.
I am planning to get back to my coding journey soon, and this time actually finish some of the projects in FCC, and go for the first 2 certifications.
In order to “push” myself not to stop again for a long time or even quit, I am also thinking of commiting to the #100DaysOfCode challenge. You know, don’t break the chain and stuff…!
I know that one of the rules is to post your progress daily on Twitter, so you can hold yourself accountable, and to also benefit from the encouragement and positive energy that all the people that are in the same situation are giving.
I also remember that in one of the older iterations of the FCC site, in the first introductory steps, one of them was recommending you to create a Twitter account, if I remember correctly, and in many FCC articles people were saying that you should put yourself out there, network with other people and present your ideas and projects, as that in turn might get you some recognition as well, as it’s generally a serious platform and almost all developers are having a profile there.
The thing is that, I am a bit skeptical about this, as I am the kind of person that can have the urge to check their account often (laptop or phone), and can waste a lot of time like that in a day.
Plus in combination to the procrastinator that I can be, this can be quite counterproductive.
This is the reason I deactivated my Facebook account a few years ago, after all.
So I was wondering if having a Twitter account has really helped you, and how much.
Has it indeed helped you with the #100DaysOfCode challenge, and in what ways(s)?
Has your online presence there been positive and has it actually benefited you in your coding journey/life?
Has it given recognition to your projects and have potential employers noticed you because of that?
Is it at the end of the day worth it to have an account on that medium?
I would really like to hear your thoughts on this topic.
Thank you for your time!