So, I've been coding in CF for over ten years now, and never once given back. I posted a few comments here or there, but never really gave much beyond that. Just recently I setup this blog to post my thoughts and try to offer any insight that strikes me, but that is still pretty "me centric".
So what am I doing about it? Easy, I subscribed to the StackOverflow feed for CF questions. Now it in my feeds and I process them like the rest. Honestly, it's not that hard, I'm finding most of the questions are not rocket science. Many seem like they are new to CF, or coding in general, some are people needing a better understanding of how certain functions work, and of course there's a fair amount of advanced questions. But even just cherry picking the easy ones, someone out there, who frustrated with CF got an answer a little faster than if I hadn't helped, and made the entire CF community as a whole just a tiny bit happier. We are after all a community right?
I just added a StackOverflow badge to my sidebar. Partially to keep me honest if my reputation isn't improving as I try to help people, and partly as a challenge to you, the reader, I know you have a blog somewhere. I dare you to add a badge and out help me. What? I mean, be even more hgelpful than I am, earn those reputation points faster than I am. I only have 28 as of writing this, that's not so hard to beat is it?
So in short: This is now a game. Help the CF cimmunity as much as you can. I'm winning. Go.
P.S. If you are already helping out, email me your stack badge, and I'll create a leader board.. I think.