How I achieved 1000 GitHub stars in less than 50 days (organically)

Git vs GitHub
  • Produce something unique — There was no repository in GitHub that had the content on solution architecture patterns.
  • Keep doing it — I had my doubts at the beginning about whether this is going to reach 10 stars. But I realized that it does not matter whether I achieve 10 stars or 100 stars, what matters is the content and the quality. It took 1 year to get the first 100 stars, it only took 1 day to get 100 stars later.
  • Don’t worry about naysayers — Some folks told me that GitHub is not the best platform to host such content and some even told me that it is not something useful. I kept believing what I was doing.
  • Enjoy what you do — Every time I finished producing content, it gave me a feeling that I’m doing something new and useful. Today I have people from all over the world who liked my work and it is a fascinating feeling.
  • Get help from colleagues — When I reached 500 stars, I shared this with my colleagues and they started giving me stars and all of a sudden it became a trending repository in GitHub which earned around 500 more stars within a week.
  • Write about your work — In addition to the GitHub repository, I used Medium to publish my work and wrote a couple of articles specifically on the repository. Those articles helped me to gain a significant number of stars on GitHub.

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Writes about Microservices, APIs, and Integration. Author of “Designing Microservices Platforms with NATS”

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Chanaka Fernando

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Writes about Microservices, APIs, and Integration. Author of “Designing Microservices Platforms with NATS”

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