Published: Sun 03 October 2010
I was kind of surprised to see my last
post blow up on Hacker
the internet in general. Since I submitted
RewindHN to Hacker News a day earlier I can
only assume that someone followed the link to this website, discovered
the blog post and then submitted that as well.
It doesn't happen very often but the reactions in the HN comments
section and on Twitter truly touched me.
Really the blog post just started out as a subversive commercial for
path.py. I felt more people should use it ... and while I was at it
I might as well also share some other libraries that I enjoy using.
I almost couldn't stop watching people
tweet it in
shortly after it made it onto the HN front page, here are some of my
I also found it funny how my language was too strong for some:
Or some of the feedback:
There's also a good bit of discussion in the
Hacker News comments
Oh and of course all the free traffic is something I won't complain
Interestingly that second spike came largely from
and even more so from
where my post was also submitted to after it made the HN front page.
Cool to see communities I didn't know about pick up my post (though I
imagine it's in no small part due to my Polish surname).
What was probably the best were all the emails I received. From
of companies that I was planning to apply to for a job, approaching me
first, to people requesting I blog more (don't worry I will!) to people
simply thanking me for the blog post and others suggesting more
libraries to add to the list.
And of course the many people who made it obvious they didn't read the
whole article when they email me to suggest I add
Thank you for all the warm feedback. It feels good to spread some
of that Python love. ♫