In 2019, Monica Lent shared a post titled 7 Absolute Truths I Unlearned as Junior Developer. It ended up being #1 on Hacker News. She shared her Google Analytics stats from that bump the next day.
In November, 2020, somebody submitted her post about her paid community launch to Hacker News. It was on the front page for a long term and led to criticism. Her newsletter also grew by 200 people and she got 500+ new Twitter followers. She posted about the experience at Indie Hackers.