Increasing your luck

Sent on October 19th, 2021

<p>I consider myself somewhat lucky. <em>Aren&rsquo;t we all?</em> There is some amount of luck involved in every successful person&rsquo;s life.</p> <blockquote> <p>A lot of things in life happen because of luck and nothing else. No physical effort can force it. No intelligence and no education can increase it. <strong>Acknowledge that</strong> .</p> <p>– The Psychology of Money</p> </blockquote> <p>As we acknowledge the luck, we can do a few things to increase the surface area of luck, which might increase you changes of getting lucky.</p> <h2>How can you do it as a developer?</h2> <p>Simple – by putting yourself out there.</p> <blockquote> <p>But it’s not enough to be good. In order to be found, you have to be <strong>findable</strong> .</p> <p>– Show your work</p> </blockquote> <p>You can write blog posts, make YouTube videos, write tweets on the topics you are interested and on the things you are learning and creating.</p> <p>You increase your chances.</p> <h2>How am I applying this concept to building apps?</h2> <p>I am working on <a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=increasing-your-luck" target="_blank">Stackblocks</a> . To increase the discoverability, I am creating pages, or how-to setup guides, for all the newsletters services and the website builder that the app supports. I&rsquo;m hoping this will increase the luck by a bit.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve started the work already and I have quite a <a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=increasing-your-luck" target="_blank">few guides</a> . I will be adding more pages.</p> <p>Along with it I&rsquo;m building an image generator so I can dynamically generate header and open graph images which help the pages look good when shared on social media.</p> <p>Having these pages would also compliment SEO gurus and hopefully it shows up when people search for related things. I will generate a sitemap and submit to Search Console.</p> <hr /> <h2>From the mixtape</h2> <iframe width="100%" height="180" frameborder="no" scrolling="no" seamless src=""></iframe> <hr /> <p>That&rsquo;s all for this week&rsquo;s Hackletter. Tell me what ideas you got to increase your luck.</p> <p>See you next Tuesday πŸ‘‹</p>

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