So far, this year had been crazy. But July provided a nice change of pace.
Within the first ~3 months, I wrote and launched the Hibernate Tips book with huge success. As of today, I sold more than 1100 books and e-books. As I’ve learned recently, that are more copies than some traditional publishers expect in the lifetime of a book. Thank you to everyone who got a copy and made this possible!
Shortly after that, I had to migrate Thoughts on Java with all the blog content and courses to a new web hosting company and platform. The company, that built and managed the platform that I used before, announced to change their overall strategy. So, I either had to leave or stay as a customer who no longer fit into the overall strategy. I decided to migrate everything to a new web hosting company. That also required me to change the underlying platform. All of that had to be done within 3 stressful weeks.
So, I was really happy when I recognized that there were no big projects planned for July. I on-boarded the first project coaching client and did a few consulting calls. But besides that, I was able to concentrate on writing more blog posts and publishing videos on YouTube.
And it already to pay off. The website traffic is growing, and yesterday, the YouTube channel exceeded the 1400 subscriber mark. That’s a 40% growth within 2 month.
BTW: If you haven’t already done that, you should subscribe to the channel now. Otherwise, you’re missing out on 2 great videos about JPA and Hibernate every week 😉