In case you haven't yet read this nice post "Get your work recognized: write a brag document" by Julia Evans, please do that first.
I definitely found it nice to collect which of my content have reached Hacker News front page over the past 4 years. As I wrote in my book writing experience post, the responses I got for my GNU awk one-liners collection was one of the stepping stones towards my career as a technical author.
Here's the list so far, ordered by oldest first:
- Learn to use Awk with hundreds of examples — 478 points, Oct 2017, 116 comments
- Show HN: I wrote a book on GNU grep and ripgrep — 182 points, June 2019, 53 comments
- Show HN: I wrote a book on Python regular expressions — 193 points, Aug 2019, 50 comments
- Show HN: An eBook with hundreds of GNU Awk one-liners — 539 points, April 2020, 48 comments
- Show HN: Ruby One-Liners Cookbook — 191 points, Sept 2020, 36 comments
- Perl One-Liners Cookbook — 126 points, Nov 2020, 47 comments
- Show HN: "100 Page Python Intro" eBook — 107 points, Feb 2021, 26 comments
- Paying my bills with 'free' ebooks — 85 points, Mar 2021, 22 comments
- Show HN: "Command line text processing with GNU Coreutils" eBook — 117 points, Oct 2021, 20 comments
- Show HN: Improve your Python regex skills with 75 interactive exercises — 175 points, Nov 2021, 12 comments
- Vim prank: alias vim='vim -y' — 341 points, Jan 2022, 259 comments
- Vim Reference Guide — 244 points, Mar 2022, 110 comments
- Show HN: Interactive exercises for Linux CLI text processing commands — 69 points, Dec 2022, 7 comments
- CLI text processing with GNU awk — 419 points, Aug 2023, 129 comments
As is the case with other social media platforms, being an active participant on Hacker News definitely helps. Apart from commenting on other topics, I also post links to projects and resources that I felt were useful. The number of such links reaching front page outnumbers my own content links.