Nobody cares about your code

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Happened all the time.

When I first started learning how to code, every little breakthrough. When I first got form data into a database. The first time I got a file uploaded to a server. My first website. Etc, etc.

I was pumped.

And, I’d tell all my friends and family about it.

And, they’d just stare at me like, “Ok, weirdo”.

After awhile, it can start to feel pretty lonely.

All these little successes you’re having and you seeing your coding skills growing… but nobody you know really understands any of it. And, they can’t really appreciate how much you’ve grown.

And, everything you’ve accomplished.

It sucks.

That’s why it’s important you find other developers to connect with. People who can appreciate what you’ve accomplished. Who are learning right along with you and you can share your successes with.

Of course, in our community that can be a bit tricky.

There can be a lot of snark and know-it-all-edness in our industry.

So, any old forum or Facebook group won’t necessarily do the trick.

Look for communities with good, helpful developers…

Who won’t shout “RTFM” at every question you ask.

Anyhoo, that’s one of the reasons why I decided to put all my courses on SkillShare. They’ve done a great job of attracting good people to their platform. And because it’s a paid platform, you don’t get any and every YouTube troll.

It’s a helpful, nice group of people for the most part.

If you’d like to join us and get access to all my coding training, plus 20,000+ other courses on web design and development, freelancing, online business and more you can get started here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris

That’ll get you a 2-month no-cost trial.

Access to the entire library of courses.

Including the course discussion boards and the Groups section.

And, you can cancel at anytime and not pay a penny.

Anyway, link is here if you’re interested: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris

We’ll see ya over there,

John

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JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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