My 6 Most Popular Programming Articles

Pen Magnet
2 min readJun 5, 2022
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My total Medium outreach is already past 1M readers.

Here is a list of my most popular articles, sorted by view count:

Why You Should Never Send Your CV via Gmail

This story went viral on Medium right when the pandemic lockdowns shook the world. So far, it has netted 319K views, and 80% of it are Medium internal. It talks about some of the most overlooked privacy concerns in our life.

Why Senior Developers Are Leading the Great Resignation Movement

This story went viral outside Medium. It got most of its views from social media, the leading one of which was Reddit. The story ruled Programming subreddit (/r/programming) not just once, but twice.

So far, its total view count is 109K, with 24K reads.

Developers — here is the best WHY to quit your 9–5 job

This story was published in June 2019, and was one of my first Medium writings. It turned out to be a breakout story, netting 86K views despite my follower count being under 100.

5 Difficult Skills That Pay Off Exponentially in Programming

This story got traction purely via Medium’s recommendation algorithm. So far, it got 65K views, out of which 80% were from Medium. The story got quite encouraging comments and claps within a short time.

The Interview Answer That Cost Me $314K+ Job

This story got boosted by Medium recommendation algorithm, coupled with gitconnected publication’s (Level Up) exceptional outreach. Since about 6 months, it is the top story in the Level Up publication. Not only that, it enjoyed insane engagement in terms of claps (3.5K). and comments (89 so far).

The incident I described in the story affected my career in the most profound way. It inspired me to apply for Amazon and come up with a comprehensive eBook about Senior Developer Interviews.

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