Gabor self reporting for 2021.04
This is the report for April 2021. (See also the list of previous reports).
I started to write it on May 1, but then I got too busy with other things. I think this was the theme of all the previous month. I think I have way too many different things on my plate and that is part of the reason I don't make much progress in any of them.
I have to admit I feel I manage to do a lot less than what I was hoping for. I think partially it is health issues (I feel tired quite a lot) and partially it might be trying to do too many things at once.
Partially watching too much Netflix.
Partually playing too much Go.
Partially spening a lot of time (I would not say too much) sport. Walking every 2nd day and spending at least half a day hiking every Saturday.
Personal blog posts
Number of followers:
Hebrew: 619 (+16) English: 551 (+4) Spanish: 41 (+9) Hungarian: 10 (-) Perl: 791 (+30) Python: 674 (+38) DevOps: 360 (+1) Golang: 208 (-1) Personal: 4,203 (+9)
Apparently if I don't invite people and rarely post on my LinkedIn pages then very few new people start following those pages.
Same as last month, I primarily posted in my two main Twitter accounts.
Number of followers:
szabgab: 2,441 PerlWeekly: 2,787 PerlMaven: 591 Code__Maven: 23
Number of followers:
Follow Like Perl Maven: 281 (+2) 263 (+3) Python Maven : 168 (-2) 165 (-2) Hebrew: 27 (+1) 27 (+1)
No huge changes here.
- 2021.04 ended with 62 Patrons and 8 followers
- 2021.03 ended with 66 Patrons and 8 followers
- 2021.02 ended with 66 Patrons and 8 followers
- 2021.01 ended with 68 Patrons and 8 followers
- 2020.12 ended with 66 Patrons and 8 followers
- 2020.11 ended with 69 Patrons and 6 followers
- 2020.10 ended with 66 Patrons and 6 followers
- 2020.09 ended with 63 Patrons and 6 followers
- 2020.08 ended with 54 Patrons and 6 followers.
- 2020.07 ended with 30 Patrons
See a partial list of supporters.
I have posted 7 times in April. All of them were public.
According to my Patreon page there are now 112 videos, 1 writing and 2 links available to the Patrons with $5 or more monthly support.
All the other posts are public.
In April I had 2 posts on dev.to.
On the Perl Maven site there are 21 in April. (16 in March, 22 in February and 3, 34, 14, 5 in the previous months).
You can see them in the archive.
On the Code Maven site there are 16 posts in April (7 in March, 2 in February and 12, 2, 7, 13 in the previous months).
You can see them in the archive there.
The number of followers on the various YouTube channels:
English: 2,200 (+51) Hebrew: 191 (+13) Hungarian: 11 (+2) Spanish: 9 (+3)
Webinars and Meetups
This month I had scheduled 2, but only ran 1 webinars in Hebrew. I had to cancel/postpone the other one because only one person showed up and she also left when she saw there are no others.
It seems that the popularity of my 9 am webinars went down. I wonder if it is because of the subjects I choose or because people started to go back to work from the office so they don't have time in the morning to join a webinar.
For next month I've not scheduled any event in Hebrew. Instead of that I already have many live pair programming events scheduled.
Live Pair programming
Last month it was just a side-note that I had 3 live coding event, but in April I managed to have a few more. I had 10 events. Some in Perl, some in Python and in TypeScript. Most of them were in English, but there was one in Spanish as well.
I already have a few live pair programming events scheduled for May as well.
I keep learning Spanish with Duolingo.
We had a family gathering and I dared to visit my cousin and her family. Things starting to look more normal now.
According to Runkeeper I went walking 18 times in April.
If you are interested in the routes and the pictures here are the 3 hikes I had in March.
Ein Yorkeam - Nachal HaTira - Nachal Yamin in the Negev desert.
Gilboa - Har Barkan (above Beit Alfa and Heftziba).
Ein Mata - Palm trees, Mountains of Jerusalem.
Bar Giyyora Mountains of Jerusalem.
I checked the final projects of some of the students from the Programming Bootcamp.
I don't expect a lot of paid work this month.