I finally enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame when an article called “Arduino Gets a Command Line Interface” by Bryan Cockfield was published on Hackaday on 10 Nov 2018. I am extremely grateful for all of the kind words, comments, stars and GitHub repository forks that it generated. This open source project has been a work of love for more than a decade and it is great to get the feedback that people like it and that it matters. In the process I have learned to be a better internet citizen: the simple act of saying thanks or giving someone’s creation a good rating goes a very long way. Who says there’s no such thing as “free energy”? 🙂
Full disclosure. Did you see the movie “Field of Dreams” starring the great Kevin Costner? Particularly the quote: “build it and they will come”? I wish it worked like that, but in the real world it does not work out quite that way. There are a gazillion open source projects and products out there, all competing for your attention. I submitted a tip to Hackaday and it got accepted after it passed their stringent criteria. You need to let other people know about your project without “shilling” in the process.
As always, I hope you have a grand day!